Monday, April 02, 2007

Our ancestral hall

Here's my father, David Latham Stevens, giving a tour of The Elijah Iles House, the oldest known residence in Springfield and place known to have been visited many times by Abraham Lincoln. My dad actually lived in the house for a few months in or around 1937. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Latham T. Souther, saved the house from demolition in 1910 by moving it to another location and making it their home.

I will be giving tours of the house on April 7th and 14th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. both days. I'd be glad to show it to you sometime.