Sep 3



Work began today on painting the north side of the Wills House red. The west side of the Wills House was painted on August 13, 2008. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 5:20 PM on Wednesday, September 3, 2008.

There is now some red paint on the north side of the Wills House, where President Abraham Lincoln spent the night before giving his Gettysburg Address. The west side of the building had been painted red weeks ago, but work on the north side began today. The sidewalk in front of the Wills House is still closed.

See our previous posts on the Wills House’s painting and its sidewalk on July 21, 2008, August 13, 2008, and August 19, 2008.

See our post on the Diamond at Gettysburg early in the morning on March 2, 2008.



On the evening of November 18, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln stepped out of the door covered with plywood to tell the crowd that he wouldn’t be making a speech to them that night. This view was taken from the north facing south at approximately 5:20 PM on Wednesday, September 3, 2008.



The sidwalk is still not completed in front of the Wills House, and pedestrians are still walking between the barriers located in the street. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 5:20 PM on Wednesday, September 3, 2008.


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