Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kentucky's Lincoln Birthplace Building Temporarily Closing

Hodgenville, Kentucky is of course close to the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. That community is the site of the Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building, which houses a "symbolic" log cabin representing the structure in which Lincoln was born.

According to this article from The News-Enterprise newspaper (Hardin County, Kentucky), the memorial building is going to temporarily close on September 14, 2009 for renovations and will not re-open until Memorial Day 2010. The building is approximately 100 years old and age has taken its toll. Plaster needs replaced and the skylight and windows will be refurbished as well.

The visitors center at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will remain open.

2 comments:

Josephus said...

Likewise the whole country needs refurbishing. Everything from bridges to pipes are falling apart.

Mini Choco-Pretzels said...

Didn't someone use the logs from the Lincoln's original home and build a different house with it in the 1860's?

 
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