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Lincoln House


 113 Locust Street

This house was built about 1831 by the Cocheco Manufacturing Company as a residence for their superintendents. Although altered and enlarged, it retains its Greek Revival look, which set the style for other Dover houses. It incorporates the elliptical pediment window, flush boards (to simulate stone), and floor to ceiling side windows. It has a general temple appearance and a gable front. The front doorway suggests a Gregorian style. Abraham Lincoln spent the night here during his presidential campaign tour in March 1860. He slept in the northeast bedroom and made his own bed before coming down to breakfast. Hence the name… Lincoln House.
    From the 1980 Heritage Walking Tour booklet

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