James Garfield's Mentor, Ohio Home

This house in Mentor, Ohio, was purchased by Garfield in 1876. In 1880, a huge remodeling was undertaken, which added eleven rooms to the house, as well as the famous porch, which became nationally known during Garfield's presidential campaign. Reporters named the home "Lawnfield" because of the large area of lawn on which they literally camped out during the campaign. Four years after Garfield was assassinated, the memorial library and vault were added by Lucretia Garfield and her family. The family retained ownership of the home until 1936, when it was donated to the Western Reserve Historical Society by Garfield's children.

Date:
1880 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
20.180
Height:
894px
Width:
1547px
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