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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Lincoln Boyhood Home Replica
Structure Number:
ABLI-08
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
1. 
Lincoln Boyhood Home
Park:
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Historic District:
 
Historic District
1. 
Lincoln Boyhood Home
Structure State:
Kentucky
Structure County:
Larue
Region:
Southeast
Cluster:
Appalachian
Administrative Unit:
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
LCS ID:
473358
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
11/15/1988
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Contributing
Short Significance Description:
The Lincoln Boyhood Home complex is significant under criteria A for its role in Larue County tourism and under criterion consideration F as a commemorative monument and its place in Abraham Lincoln iconography.
Long Significance Description:
The complex is one of two major commemorative monuments in the county which are directly associated with Lincoln's life and one of four sites in the country associated as Lincoln's place of residence. The complex was completed in 1933 and has been a major tourist site in the county since its construction. In the past fifty years the complex has assumed its own historical value as a commemorative monument as the site of Lincoln's boyhood home.

In the early 20th century Larue County became a center for Lincoln memorials and artifacts. Lincoln's birthplace south of Hodgenville became a national site in 1916 and as roads improved during the 1920s thousands of tourists traveled to the county to visit his birthplace memorial. In 1933, the Lincoln Boyhood Home complex was constructed to take advantage of this tourist trade and honor the site of the home of Lincoln's family from 1811 to 1816. Located adjacent to U.S. Highway 31E, this tourist attraction became a well known stop between Bardstown and Hodgenville and continues to be a major tourist attraction in the county. Since its development in the early 1930s few major changes have occurred to the buildings and site.

 
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
1800

1800



2. 
Reconstructed
1931

1931



 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Single Family Dwelling
Primary Current Use:
Wayside Exhibit
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
No records.
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Building
Volume:
1 - 2,000 cubic feet
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Foundation
Stone
2. 
Walls
Log
3. 
Roof
Shake
Short Physical Description:
The building consists of hewn logs with half-dovetail notching and mud and rock slat chinking. The roof is gable with a wood shingle surface and the building has a stone foundation. On the main (south) facade (photo 8) is a vertical board door and vertical board hinged window.
Long Physical Description:
The interior consists of one large room which presently houses an exhibition of furniture and artifacts. The replica of the Lincoln Boyhood Home is a single pen log building constructed ca. 1800 by the Gollaher family. This building stood on an adjacent farm and was moved to this location and reconstructed in 1931. Built in a rectangular single pen design, the building has a prominent log and mud chimney on the east facade (photo 7).