If you go to Springfield there are a multitude of Lincoln and Civil War themed sites to visit. Near the top of the list has to be his home.
The black bunting on the house only comes up every 50 years. The next time the black bunting will appear is in 2062 so by chance we saw something pretty unique and cool.
This shows the angle the house was most photgraphed from.
This is what the house looked like when Lincoln first bought it.
As the family grew, and Lincoln's stature as well, they added on. First by expanding out the back.
And then later by adding a second story.
Here is my oldest Lincoln tour buddy. He never acclimated to the humidity but he at least pretended here to not be miserable :)