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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Traditional Lincoln Birthplace Cabin
Structure Number:
ABLI-01
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
No records.
Park:
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Historic District:
 
Historic District
1. 
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Structure State:
Kentucky
Structure County:
Larue
Region:
Southeast
Cluster:
Appalachian
Administrative Unit:
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
LCS ID:
007354
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
12/13/1977
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
National
Short Significance Description:
The traditional Lincoln birthplace cabin is nationally significant under NR criteria A and B for its traditional associations with the Lincoln birth cabin (constructed in 1808) and with the theme of Lincoln commemoration.
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year CE/BCE
End Year
End Year CE/BCE
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1895
CE
1911
CE


 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Single Family Dwelling
Primary Current Use:
Exhibit
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
1. 
Vacant/Maintained (Mothballed)
Historic
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Building
Volume:
2,000 - 20,000 cubic feet
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Foundation
Earth
2. 
Roof
Shingle
3. 
Walls
Log
Short Physical Description:
A 12' x 17' x 14' high 1-room cabin of saddle- and v-notched white oak logs chinked with local clay. A 3/4-height, external shouldered log chimney is present. The cabin, which has 1 door and 1 window, is located within the memorial building.