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Kendall's Hall

City: Quincy

County: Adams County, Illinois

State: Illinois

Orrin Kendall built a three-story brick building in 1850 at the corner of Sixth and Maine streets. Kendall's Hall, on the second floor, was the first public hall built in Quincy. Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech about the Kansas-Nebraska Act at Kendall's Hall in 1854. The building sustained significant damage from a fire in 1867.

Carl and Shirley Landrum, Then & Now: Quincy, Illinois (Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 1999), 47; Julia Sibley, “Before the War, 1845-1860,” Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society 21 (1915), 164.