The Old Illinois State Capitol, also known as Lincoln’s Capitol, is a brick building designed in the Greek Revival style. It was here where Lincoln argued most of his legal cases, and where President Obama announced his candidacy for president. Why do you think Obama chose to make his announcement in “Lincoln’s Capitol”?

Did you know?

  • Lincoln delivered the famous 1858 “House Divided” speech in Representatives Hall.
  • The Old State Capitol was where the assassinated President lay in state on May 3 and 4, 1865.


Old Capitol