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Ulysses Grant Cabin photograph
Description: A view of the cottage that housed the small cabin where Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. The exterior cottage protected the cabin while it was on display at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio.The exterior of the stone cottage includes a tall chimney, a triangular-shaped roof, and windows with triangular panes of glass. In 1888 the cabin was removed from its original site in Point Pleasant and placed aboard a boat for exhibition in Cincinnati. Afterward it was moved to Goodale Park (Columbus, Ohio) as part of the Northwest Territory centennial. During the 1890s the cabin was returned to the fairgrounds in Columbus, where it remained until 1936 when the Ohio Historical Society, under a legislative order, returned it to its original site in Point Pleasant. The cabin has been restored with period furniture and opened to public tours. Grant Birthplace is located at 1551 State Rt 232, in Point Pleasant, in Clermont County, just off of U.S. Route 52, about five miles east of New Richmond. Ulysses Simpson Grant was an American military leader during the Civil War and the eighteenth president of the United States. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05794
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Historic sites Ohio; Point Pleasant (Ohio); Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Birthplaces
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)