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Mentor in Lake County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Campaign Office

 
 
Campaign Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 9, 2011
1. Campaign Office Marker
Inscription.
This small building buzzed with activity during the 1880 presidential campaign. Garfield changed this library into the headquarters for his political supporters and a meeting room for the press who covered the election campaign that summer and fall.

With telegraph wire strung to it, the "Campaign Office" also served as Garfield's communication center. Here, on November 2, 1880, James A. Garfield received the telegraph message that he had been chosen President in one of the closest races in United States history.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 39.849′ N, 81° 21.049′ W. Marker is in Mentor, Ohio, in Lake County. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8095 Mentor Avenue, Mentor OH 44060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Expanding the House (within shouting distance of this marker); Front Porch Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Windmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Carriage House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gasholder Building
Campaign Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 9, 2011
2. Campaign Office and Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James A. Garfield's "Lawnfield" (about 400 feet away); Lawnfield (about 400 feet away); James A. Garfield and the Civil War (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mentor.
 
Also see . . .  James A. Garfield National Historic Site. (Submitted on October 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. CommunicationsPolitics
 
Campaign Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 9, 2011
3. Campaign Office and Marker
Looking NE across rear of house
Photo on Campaign Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1880
4. Photo on Campaign Office Marker
[Caption reads] The Campaign House with its telegraph pole, 1880.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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