3-D scan preserves courthouse for the ages
Move over, Mount Rushmore. Make room for Beardstown’s Old Lincoln Courtroom and Museum.
Last Wednesday, a pair of experts with high-tech equipment arrived at the Old Lincoln Courtroom and Museum. Their mission was to digitally preserve the 171-year-old building in the same way Mount Rushmore, the Tower of London and the Lincoln Memorial have been preserved. The building originally served as the Cass County Courthouse, beginning in 1845.
The building’s claim to fame is its link with Abraham Lincoln. In 1858, Lincoln successfully defended accused murderer William Duff Armstrong in what became known as the Almanac Trial. This trial took place in the historic building’s second floor courtroom. Of course, Lincoln was in the building on numerous other occasions.