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Site of Major's Hall


category : Historic Markers
A plaque commemorates the building where, on May 29, 1856, at a convention of the Republican Party of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech which became known as his "lost speech."


Admission: Free Admission
Hours: Open 24 hours a day.
Address: Corner of Front & East Sts.
Phone: 800-433-8226

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Site of Major's Hall

A plaque commemorates the building where, on May 29, 1856, at a convention of the Republican Party of Illinois, Abraham Linco...