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Site now occupied by the United Community Bank building

Abraham Lincoln visited the home and law office of Daniel H. Gilmer. Gilmer was like many of Lincoln’s friends in Pittsfield a prominent attorney and Whig supporter. During a visit to the Gilmer residents Young Elizabeth (Lizzie) Gilmer was swinging on the front gate when Lincoln approached picked her up, gave her a kiss and placed her back on the gate.

In October 1, 1858 Lizzie established a toll gate charging Lincoln a toll to attend a special luncheon prepared by her mother. Lizzie’s action lead to a strong scolding from her father.

The home and law office of Daniel Harvey Gilmer were located on this corner. Later the home was moved and over time fell into dis-repair forcing it to be razed. Please feel free to park and read the Wayside Exhibit located on the west side of the United Community Bank.


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Site now occupied by the United Community Bank building

Abraham Lincoln visited the home and law office of Daniel H. Gilmer. Gilmer was like many of Lincoln’s friends in Pittsfield a prominent attorney and Whig supporter. During a visit to the Gilmer residents Young Elizabeth (Lizzie) Gilmer was swinging on the front gate when Lincoln approached picked her up, gave her a kiss and placed her back on the gate.

In October 1, 1858 Lizzie established a toll gate charging Lincoln a toll to attend a special luncheon prepared by her mother. Lizzie’s action lead to a strong scolding from her father.

The home and law office of Daniel Harvey Gilmer were located on this corner. Later the home was moved and over time fell into dis-repair forcing it to be razed. Please feel free to park and read the Wayside Exhibit located on the west side of the United Community Bank.

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