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This white-two story home was originally built circa 1850s. It is two stories tall with green shutters and strong columns on the porches.

According to the pikelincoln.com, Reuben Scanland was a prominent attorney and judge along with serving as mayor of Pittsfield. Reuben was a close friend with Abraham Lincoln and had backed him in his 1858 Senate race against Stephen Douglas.

On one of Lincoln’s visits Mrs. Scanland’s had prepared a turkey with all the fixings. The dinner grew cold while Mrs. Scanland waited on her husband and Mr. Lincoln who were at the local drug store where Lincoln was entertaining a crowd with his stories.


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This white-two story home was originally built circa 1850s. It is two stories tall with green shutters and strong columns on the porches.

According to the pikelincoln.com, Reuben Scanland was a prominent attorney and judge along with serving as mayor of Pittsfield. Reuben was a close friend with Abraham Lincoln and had backed him in his 1858 Senate race against Stephen Douglas.

On one of Lincoln’s visits Mrs. Scanland’s had prepared a turkey with all the fixings. The dinner grew cold while Mrs. Scanland waited on her husband and Mr. Lincoln who were at the local drug store where Lincoln was entertaining a crowd with his stories.

https://www.pikelincoln.com/talking-houses/reuben-scanland-house/