Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center
Near the front of Rockefeller Center in New York City. This year's Christmas Tree is being set up at the right!

Friday, August 5, 2016

James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor Ohio

We stopped by to see the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor Ohio back in 2012.  Sadly, it wasn't open that day so I have been itching to go back for a while!

The Garfield House is famous for the fact that James A Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, lived there, and made campaign speeches from his front porch on his way to becoming President.

Garfield got the home in 1876, then became President in 1881, dying later that year.  His wife, Lucretia, added a library wing to house James' important documents, influencing the establishment of other Presidential Libraries.

The home was in possession of the Garfield family until 1936 when the family donated it to the Western Reserve Historical Society.  It is now managed by the National Park Service.











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