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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Government & Politics • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is February 12, 1863.
Location. 38° 56.51′ N, 77° 0.704′ W. Marker is in Old Soldiers 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); United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 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). 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,086 times since then and 28 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.