They're fixin' President Garfield's house....

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by TedG954, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Near Mentor, Ohio. (Sony A7RII and Sony 16-35/4)

    This was probably a servant's house, or maybe a guest house.

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    This was an active windmill for pumping water to the residences. There was also a gas separator to provide gas for cooking and lighting.

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    This was President Garfield's personal office and library. Compared to today's standards, it was pretty small. Note the spittoons; there are two for no waiting.

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    This the President's front porch. Imagine a relaxing night without a need for the Secret Service, a full press corp, and CNN.

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    They have repaired the roof and some work on the back of the house. The front is next. According to the National Park Service, "It's gonna take a while...."

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    Quite an unassuming front door for a Civil War hero and President of the United States.

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    This from the rear of the house. Sometime this summer, I'm going back for interior shots.

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    This was President Garfield's Presidential Campaign Headquarters. His entire national campaign was run from this small building behind his house. Almost unimaginable. Oh.... it did have a telegraph pole.

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  2. runnerpsu

    runnerpsu TalkEmount Veteran

    Feb 12, 2016
    South Florida
    Another wonderful group portraying our history!
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  3. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Ted, you were 15 minutes from my house, you should have called me.
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Another great series of old restored houses :) 
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