Monday, June 11, 2012
Vachel Lindsay Home Springfield, IL
Vachel Lindsay, a Springfield native, was best known for poetry and illustrative artwork. Born in 1879, this home on 5th Street remained as his only home until his death in 1933. One interesting fact about this home is that the first owner, C.M. Smith's wife, Ann, was Mary Todd Lincoln's sister. Making this house doubly important to Springfield's history.
In 1991 the home was acquired by the State, and began a major renovation to restore it the condition you will find it in today. I admit, that on our vist to Springfield, the Vachel Lindsay Home was on our list. However time did not permit for us to be able to visit. My goal is to return to Springfield (I do not live in the city limits) this summer with my family to tour the home. At this time I will be sure to share more photos and facts of the home so that we can both know more about this historic home.
If you have visited the home and have photos to share I would be happy to post them for everyone to see!
You can visit the Vachel Lindsay Home located at 603 S. 5th street, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-4:00pm. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
For information on this and other attractions in the Springfield area you can visit the Visitors Bureau and request a free copy of the 2012 guide as well as learn about the History Comes Alive program which begins in early June.
Thank you to the Springfield Visitors Center for working with us on these features, opinions are honest.
Don't miss the freebies, coupons, and deals, Subscribe Now!