Web sites offer building plans for Lincoln sites

From the News-Gazette (Urbana-Champaign, Illinois):

If you’re having some slow time during this season, how about building yourself a set of Abraham Lincoln historic buildings?

Given the economy, it’s a big plus that you can do this essentially for free.

The Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Old State Capitol Foundation, with help from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, worked together to create a Web site that offers templates of several historic places where the Great Emancipator lived, worked or spoke before he became president….

Other state sites like www.lookingforlincoln.com or www.Illinois-History.gov have clearly written assembly instructions; all you need are scissors, glue and cardboard.

Earlier entries in the “Build Your Own Lincoln Sites” include the Old State Capitol and Great Western Depot in Springfield, the Berry-Lincoln Store at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site near Petersburg and Old Main at Knox College in Galesburg.