Hill-McNeil Store
Hill-McNeil Store
Samuel Hill constructed a store building on this lot. The partnership with John McNamar, who took the alias "McNeil" to disguise his identity until he could make a fortune and bring his family to Illinois, was dissolved eight months later. Mail deliveries were probably made here until May 7, 1833, when Abraham Lincoln, who operated a store next door, was named postmaster. Hill moved to Petersburg in 1839 where he continued his successful business.
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