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

Campaign Office

 
 
Campaign Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsGovernment & Politics. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1809.
 
Location. 41° 39.849′ N, 81° 21.049′ W. Marker is in Mentor, Ohio, in Lake County. Marker is on the grounds of James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8095 Mentor Avenue, Mentor OH 44060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Windmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Carriage House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gasholder Building (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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
Campaign Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 9, 2011
2. Campaign Office and Marker
Campaign Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Unknown, 1880
4. Photo on Campaign Office Marker
[Caption reads] The Campaign House with its telegraph pole, 1880.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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