Exterior of door in Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph   Save
Exterior of door in Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph
Description: Exterior of the front door to the cabin where Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was born in Mount Pleasant, Ohio. The photo was taken February 7, 1936, at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio. A second structure, a small cottage, enveloped and protected the Grant cabin. A shadow pattern on the cabin door is visible; light shining through the cottage's windows or door cast this shadow on the cabin. In 1888 the cabin had been removed from its foundation in Point Pleasant and placed aboard a boat for exhibition in Cincinnati. Later 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, Ohio. The cabin has been restored with period furniture and opened to 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. Grant was U.S. president from 1869-1877. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05801
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)