James A. Garfield House
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Location submitted by: sdonley on 12/13/2013
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Garfield acquired the home in 1876 to accommodate his large family. The home, named Lawnfield by reporters, was the site of the first successful front porch campaign in 1880.
8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor , OH 44060
Open to the public: Yes
Demographic Rank: 6
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Garfield acquired the home in 1876 to accommodate his large family. The home, named Lawnfield by reporters, was the site of the first successful front porch campaign in 1880. That same year, Garfield had 11 more rooms added to the building to accommodate his large family. James A. Garfield was President from March 4, 1881, until his death on September 19, 1881. Four years after his assassination, the Memorial Library wing was added by Mrs. Garfield and her family - setting the precedent for presidential libraries.
Garfield purchased the Mentor residence for several reasons. Until this time, he had been a resident of Hiram and represented the 19th Ohio congressional district. The Democratic Ohio Legislature had redistricted and removed the Republican Party counties of Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga, and Trumbull from the district, leaving only the Democratic Party counties of Ashland, Stark and Wayne.
Garfield also wanted a place where his sons could learn about farming, as well as a permanent residence where he could spend his summers while Congress was on recess.
Lucretia Garfield lived in the house at least part of every year until her death in 1918. Her brother, Joseph Rudolph, lived there until he died in 1934. In 1936, Garfield's children donated the house and all of its contents to the Western Reserve Historical Society for use as a museum. Later, on December 28, 1980, the United States Congress would authorize the Garfield home as a National Historic Site.
Added by: sdonley on 12/13/2013
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|1685||12/13/2013||sdonley||Security guards have reported hearing the president's wife walking upstaris at night.|
|1686||12/13/2013||sdonley||Lights have been turned on after security guards have turned them off.|
|1687||12/13/2013||sdonley||While renovations were taking place, workers would some times leave rooms messy, when they came in the next day they would be cleaned up.|
|1688||12/13/2013||sdonley||The scent of cigar smoke as been detected in different areas of the house.|
|1689||12/13/2013||sdonley||The front door sometimes opens by itself.|
|1690||12/13/2013||sdonley||Pieces of paper with President Garfields handwriting on them have been found throughout the house.|
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Added: 12/13/2013 By: sdonley
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