Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lincoln Bicentennial Trip - Part 8 of 10

As I walked out of the abbey (see part 7), here's a view of the cemetery to my right. Many stones date to the 19th century. Peaceful!

Then on to a stop at Mary Todd Lincoln's home in Lexington. I was there many years ago with another friend and toured the house at that time. John had already been through it, too, so we didn't take the tour again. Besides, it was about closing time when we arrived.

The house was built between 1803 and 1806 as an Inn. Mary Todd followed her sister, Elizabeth, to Springfield, Illinois. It's there that she met Abraham Lincoln and the rest is history.

A side view of the house.

And a view of a walkway beside the house. What would the Todd's have given for that air conditioning unit on a hot, summer night in Lexington?