Old Soldiers Home in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home
— A National Trust Historic Site —
Dedicated February 12, 2009 in recognition of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth.
Made possible by the generosity of Robert H. Smith.
Sculpture by Studio EIS, Brooklyn, NY
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 38° 56.51′ N, 77° 0.704′ W. Marker is in Old Soldiers Home, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Drive Northwest north of Upshur Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the lawn off the circle Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest, Washington DC 20011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U. S. Soldiers' Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Day Order (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Winfield Scott (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grant Circle was named in honor of Ulysses S. Grant (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Civil War Defenses of Washington (approx. half a mile away); Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Soldiers Home.
More about this marker. Built initially in 1843 by the banker George Washington Riggs as a summer cottage for his family, it was a part of the first parcel acquired by the U.S. Military Asylum. Renamed Anderson Cottage for co-founder Major Robert Anderson it housed the first residents of the home. It is now known as President Lincoln's Cottage. The brick house has a stucco exterior.
Also see . . .
1. President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home. (Submitted on September 22, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monument. (Submitted on September 22, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Soldiers' Home. Discussion of the activities of the President while he stayed at the Soldiers' Home cottage. (Submitted on September 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,952 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.