Roofline of Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph   Save
Roofline of Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph
Description: Detail of the roofline of the cabin where Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. An unidentified man wearing a hat is standing on the roof (upper right corner of photo). Also visible is a section of a skylight belonging to a cottage that enclosed the Grant Cabin. The photograph was taken on February 7, 1936, at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus (Ohio). In 1885 the cabin had been removed from its foundation in Point Pleasant and placed aboard a boat for exhibition in Cincinnati. Afterwards 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. It remained there until 1936, when the Ohio Historical Society, under a legislative order, returned it to its original site in Point Pleasant. The cabin, in poor condition, was dismantled in February 1936. It has been restored with period furniture and opened for 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 and the eighteenth president of the United States. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05807
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Historic preservation; Historic sites Ohio; Point Pleasant (Ohio); Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Birthplaces
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)