Interior view of Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph   Save
Interior view of Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph
Description: Detail of area above a door in the cabin where Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1875) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. This photograph was taken at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio, February 7, 1936. Loose wooden planks are visible above the top of the wall's frame. The cabin was removed from its foundation in Point Pleasant in 1888 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 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 and the eighteenth president of the United States. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05804
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)