Built by Abraham Lincoln's great-uncle Jacob Lincoln, the house is near the site of the dwelling of Abraham Lincoln's great-grandparents John and Rebecca Lincoln, who moved here from Pennsylvania in 1786. The sophisticated quality of this five-bay two-story, painted brick Federal house heralds the arrival of a new design in the largely German community north of Harrisonburg. The ornate wooden cornice with elaborate molding, corbels, and dentils, the splayed window lintels of limestone, and a particularly refined doorway highlight the design. According to oral tradition, a cabinetmaker named Schultz made the doorway, which Jacob Lincoln hauled from New York or Pennsylvania. On a hill overlooking the farm, the family cemetery contains five generations of the Lincoln family as well as some of their slaves.
You are here
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.