Front facade of Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph   Save
Front facade of Ulysses S.  Grant Cabin photograph
Description: Detail of front facade of cabin where Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. The photo was taken on February 7, 1936, at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus. Visible in the photograph are wooden exterior siding, a window, eaves, a partial view of a door frame, and the tiled ceiling of the cottage structure that enclosed the entire Grant Cabin. In 1888 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 since has been restored with period furniture and opened to public tours.Grant Birthplace is located at 1551 State Rt 232, in Point Pleasant (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: AL05810
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)