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Wikipedia Description: President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home
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President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home preserves historic structures of the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home (now part of the Armed Forces Retirement Home), located in the Petworth and Park View neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. The Home was founded in 1851 for veterans of the Mexican-American War. It sits adjacent to two historic cemeteries, Rock Creek Cemetery and United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery (the forerunner of Arlington National Cemetery).
President Abraham Lincoln and family resided seasonally on the grounds of the Home to escape the heat and political pressure of Washington, as did President James Buchanan before him. The historic Lincoln Cottage, built in the Gothic revival style, was constructed from 1842 to 1843 as the home of George Washington Riggs, who went on to establish the Riggs National Bank in Washington, D.C. Lincoln lived in the cottage June to November 1862 through 1864. Lincoln wrote the second draft of the Emancipation Proclamation here. Mary Todd Lincoln fondly recalled the campus; in 1865, she wrote, "How dearly I loved the Soldiers' Home."
The Soldiers' and Airmen's Home stood on 251 acres atop the third highest point in Washington. The Home was designated a National Historic Landmark on November 7, 1973, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 11, 1974. In 2000 the cottage was named one of the 11 Most Endangered on the National Trust's list. Then about 2.3 acres (9,300 mē) of the Home was proclaimed a National Monument by President Bill Clinton on July 7, 2000. It is managed through a cooperative agreement between the Armed Forces Retirement Home and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in consultation with the National Park Service.
President Lincoln's Cottage opened to the public on February 18, 2008, as a National Trust historic site. A reproduction of t ...More...
2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts (Boston, Stockbridge, and Springfield) to experience rain in another state,
Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
three trips to New York City (including the United Nations, Flushing, and the New York Comic-Con), and
my 14th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Utah).
That's it so far!
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.