A Lesser Known Building at Soldiers’ Home

Administration Building Soldiers' HomeThe Italianate Renaissance Revival style building that is currently used as the Visitor Education Center for President Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the Old Soldiers Home was originally constructed in 1905 as part of the Soldiers’ Home complex.

President Lincoln’s Cottage opened to the public on Presidents’ Day, 2008, and in addition to providing gift shop, introductory film area, and exhibition space, the building incorporates administration space for the Trust administering the historic site.

While the highlight of a visit is surely Lincoln’s Cottage, I did enjoy some of the architectural details of the visitor center as well.
Lincoln's Cottage Visitor Center
Lincoln's Cottage Visitor Center

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