Roofline of Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph   Save
Roofline of Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph
Description: Roofline of the cabin where Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. The photograph was taken on February 7, 1936, at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio. Also visible in the photograph are the interior ceiling and skylight of the cottage that enclosed the entire Grant Cabin when it was on display at the state fairgrounds. In 1888 the cabin was 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 and moved 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, 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: AL05812
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)