James A. Garfield Home

A National Historic Landmark
National Register Number: 66000613

Location: 8095 Mentor Avenue, City of Mentor, Lake County, Ohio 44060
Geographic Coordinates: 41.6639N 81.3509W

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 28, 1964):
From 1876 until his death at the hands of an assassin, Lawnfield was the residence of James Abram Garfield (1831-1881), 20th President of the United States. In 1880, Garfield was selected by the Republican Party as its candidate for the presidency after 36 ballots; he ran his campaign from this house, composing many of his campaign speeches in the second floor study.

Links: National Park Service, Western Reserve Historical Society and Wikipedia

Tuesday March 4, 2008
Larry's Other Place
Copyright © 2008 Lawrence McMillen. All rights reserved.