The depot where Abraham Lincoln delivered his farewell address before leaving Springfield for the last time has been sold.
Pinky Noll… the wife of Springfield attorney Jon Gray Noll… has purchased the historic building from the State Journal-Register, and plans to convert the upper level to law offices for the family’s practice.
The lower level, containing the depot’s waiting room and ticket office, will remain open to visitors and tourists. Meanwhile, the Journal-Register, which had also considered selling its headquarters building downtown, will now keep the building and consolidate its news operations onto the first floor.
The paper will attempt to lease the second and third floors to other businesses.