Renovation of Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices planned

SPRINGFIELD - Plans to overhaul the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices site in downtown Springfield are underway.

State officials say a start date for construction hasn't been set, and that they are soliciting bids and finalizing designs.  About $1.2 million in state money to pay for the project comes from capital construction funds.

Included in the project is a working version of the 1840s dry goods store owned by Seth Tinsley.  Tinsley rented office space upstairs to Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon for their legal practice.

Renovation will also include new windows, signs, mechanical system upgrades, and making the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices building was built in 1840.

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