Historic Fisher-Latham Bldg Apt.~Museums~DOWNTOWN


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2 guests, Studio, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
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Great location
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This private, spacious studio apartment is located next to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) in downtown Springfield, IL. The newly decorated, 3rd-floor flat includes a queen bed, lounge area, bath, large closet, full kitchen, fold-out sofa, and laundry room. The Fisher-Latham building is a 'Lincoln Era' building, built in 1856, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
This adults only apartment has elevator access and includes a off-street parking space.

The space
Welcome snacks and coffee are available. No animals are allowed due to a severe allergy. No smoking allowed, and no children. Fast food, fine dining, and nightlife are located within a two-block radius. An easy walk to many downtown locations and events.

Fisher-Latham Building
Springfield, IL

The Fisher/Latham Building represents a once-common, but now comparatively rare style—the mid 19th Century classically-inspired commercial building. The structure is actually a pair of three-story buildings dating from the 1850s. The smaller section to the south was updated and remodeled about 1900 and includes projecting bay windows on the second and third floors. This remodeling expressed the post 1890s Columbian Exposition’s Classical Revival influence. The simple cornice and metal window hood ornaments are hallmarks of the earlier style, with the window hoods being especially important to the Greek Revival style.

The Fisher/Latham Building shows the standard formula for 19th Century commercial buildings with public spaces like retails stores, banking rooms, offices or hotel lobbies on the first floor and more private spaces, including apartments, hotel rooms, or meeting halls on the upper floors.

Springfield residents Richard Latham and Samuel Fisher had the buildings constructed in 1856. They were part of a building boom in 1850s Springfield in which earlier, wooden buildings were being replaced with substantial brick structures like these. Businesses from a farm implement dealer, milliner and a funeral home, to saloons, a shooting gallery, theater, and a Chinese laundry occupied the buildings in their first century of existence. The buildings were rehabilitated in the 1990s.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Luggage drop-off allowed
Security cameras on property


Getting inside

Step-free entrance to the room
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to the outdoor entrance

Bedroom area

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Wide entrance

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Where you’ll be

Springfield, Illinois, United States

Great downtown historical location - in the heart of the Land of Lincoln. Very good restaurants nearby and nightlife is nearby. The street level of this building is occupied with antique shops and an artist co-op and the Old State Capitol is in the next block south. Walking distance to all downtown historic attractions.

Hosted by Tom

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Both Tom and Judy are happy to assist you in finding a historical adventure or dining experience to help make your stay a memorable experience.


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Owner and property manager are available nearby with a phone call or text.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm

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