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Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Statue

This 300-lb bronze statue
of 26 year old Martin Luther
King Jr. was first unveiled on
Jan 14, 1988. The statue is
located at "Freedom Corner"
facing the statue of Abraham
Lincoln in front of the Illinois
State Capitol. King is the first
non-Illinois resident to be
honored with a statue at the
Capitol Complex. Free
Capitol & 2nd St.
217-782-2099

Elijah Iles House: Museum
of Springfield History

Executive Mansion
Elijah Iles House

Learn about early Springfield
at the home of one of the
city's founding fathers, Elijah
Iles. Standing as the oldest
surviving home in Springfield,
the house was home to
Springfield's first merchant
and a friend and supporter of
Abraham Lincoln. Iles served
with Lincoln in the Blackhawk
War of 1832, and helped
Lincoln secure the state
capital's move from Vandalia
to Springfield. Donations
Accepted
628 S. 7th St., 217-492-5929		
ileshouse.org
	

LINCOLN SITE

Executive Mansion

This Italianate mansion,
located in historic downtown,
has been the official
residence of Illinois governors
since 1855. Visitors are
invited to view four formal
parlors, a state dining room,
four bedrooms, including
the Lincoln bedroom, and
a library handcrafted from
native American black walnut.
The mansion also contains
many priceless works of art,
including the Lincoln table
created in 1864 from more
than 20,000 inlaid wood
pieces; and a rare bust of
Abraham Lincoln for which
he actually posed.
Closed for renovation.
410 E. Jackson St.
217-782-6450		
illinois.gov/gov/about/
executivemansion/Pages/
default.aspx

Illinois Firefighters Memorial

In 1993, an original bronze
work of art was erected
to honor the firefighters of
Illinois who have given their
lives in the line of duty and to
salute those who heroically
serve with courage, pride
and honor. The memorial
depicts four life-size figures of
firefighters in action. Free
401 S. 2nd St., IL State
Capitol Complex,
West Lawn, 217-782-0600	
sfm.illinois.gov/public/
memorial.aspx

Illinois State Capitol and Capitol Ave.

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