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Hall Place Bed & Breakfast – Glasgow

History Abides Here

© Becky Linhardt 2011

 The Civil War Sesquicentennial is bringing additional attention to Hall Place with its ties to Abraham Lincoln and the Underground Railroad. Converted to a Bed & Breakfast in 1989, the restored home is full of history and the current owner’s collections of Civil War memorabilia, Shirley Temple Dolls, women’s hats, and books.  The rooms are decorated in a more Victorian style but the Federal lines of the building and its history infuse the building with a Civil War presence.

The original part of the building was built in 1852 for Dr. James Hall and his wife Theodosia Tompkins Hall by Judge Christopher Tompkins, who is reputed to have traveled to Illinois to teach law to his nephew Stephen Logan, Lincoln’s law partner and possible to Lincoln. The ties to Illinois were strong and the Halls moved to Illinois at the beginning of the Civil War to escape the turmoil within and around the town. For a time, the house was the Union Headquarters for small bands of Union soldiers in the area.

The intense Civil War history comes to life when the stories are told at the breakfast table – tales of underground lakes, an infamous Christmas skirmish on the Courthouse Square during the Civil War, the “coffin door,” and more.

Glasgow’s oral history had always included tales of Underground Railroad houses. Then in the 1990’s teenagers began exploring belly-crawl caves and tunnels  in some of the older downtown houses and started to pop up inside other people’s houses.  Those truly underground routes that have been found were sealed but it does lead to some interesting speculation about how those interconnected cave/tunnels were originally used and by whom.

Hall Place Bed & Breakfast, 313 South Green Street, Glasgow, KY 42141

866-651-3176 or www.hallplacebedandbreakfast.com

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