“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft Historical Markers

The President's Oval Office Marker image, Touch for more information
By Sandra Hughes, February 20, 2017
The President's Oval Office Marker
1Alabama (Shelby County), Montevallo — The President's Oval Office / The Glorious Burden
(side 1) The President's Oval Office In this building is a full-scale replica of the White House Oval Office. When John and Abigail Adams first moved into The White House in 1800, it contained three oval rooms, inspired by . . . Map (db m101531) HM
2California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Spring Street
Wall Street of the West In Northern California, they panned gold in the mountain canyons. In Southern California, they made gold, in the concrete canyons of Spring Street.Map (db m121038) HM
3California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 220 Golden Gate Ave. — c. 1909 Former San Francisco Central YMCA
Oldest surviving YMCA Building in California. In 1908 U.S. President William Howard Taft presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for this new building, which replaced the original central branch on Ellis and Mason streets. The original 1853 . . . Map (db m90942) HM
4Colorado (Montrose County), Montrose — Preserving Our Heritage
Within a few years, one generation passes and another comes on the scene. If those who follow are to have any notion of what it was that went before, it must fall to those who possess a tie to the past to preserve what may be known. In that . . . Map (db m120141) HM
5Colorado (Montrose County), Montrose — The Gunnison Tunnel
The Tunnel That Made the Desert Bloom Early settlers in the Uncompahgre Valley found getting water to the fertile but arid soil an ongoing challenge. Originally, irrigation water from the Uncompahgre River was diverted onto the land through . . . Map (db m120134) HM
6Colorado (Montrose County), Montrose — What's in a Name?
The town of Montrose was originally known as Pomona, but early settler and town father, Joseph Selig, suggested the name Montrose after a favorite character in Sir William Scott's popular novel, The Legend of Montrose. Uncompahgre . . . Map (db m120135) HM
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7Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stamford — Freedom Shrine
Freedom Shrine Created by the National Exchange Club to strengthen citizen appreciation of our American heritage Presented by the Exchange Club of Stamford Dedicated June 14, 1979 [ Reproductions of historic American documents are . . . Map (db m38610) HM
8District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 5 — Ambassadors of Faith — Roads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail —
Three dramatic religious structures dominate this corner. They are among some 40 religious institutions lining 16th Street between the White House and the Maryland state line. Many serve as unofficial “embassies” representing the . . . Map (db m152206) HM
9District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Capitol Square, NW — Historical Information
The Robert A. Taft Memorial Carillon Sculpture by Wheeler Williams Architecture by Douglas W. Orr, 1959 The memorial consists of a 100-foot Tennessee marble tower and a 10-foot bronze statue of Senator Taft. The twenty-seven . . . Map (db m111460) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown Washington — Executive Office Building
Originally State, War, and Navy Departments Constructed 1871-1888 South Wing Ground broken June 1871 Completed December 1875 East Wing Ground broken July 1872 Completed April 1879 North Wing Ground broken July 1879 Completed December 1882 West . . . Map (db m71253) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown Washington — William Howard Taft
In Memory of Our Beloved Brother William Howard Taft Founder of The University Club of Washington DC 27th President of the United States 10th Chief Justice of the United States Rededicated by the Grand Lodge of the Free And . . . Map (db m129557) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Kalorama Triangle — 13 — "Best Addresses" — Roads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail —
dubbed "best addresses" by historian James Goode, the grand apartments of the Kalorama Triangle are among the city's earliest. The Mendota (1901) located at 2220 20th, is the city's oldest intact luxury apartment house. The Wyoming (1905_1911), . . . Map (db m130714) HM
13District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1910
President William Howard Taft becomes the first President to throw out the "ceremonial" first pitch to a major league game in Washington, D.C.Map (db m114052) HM
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14District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Presidential Fans / Fans! / Congressional Baseball Game — Baseball Americana
Presidential Fans a. Woodrow Wilson throws out the first pitch on Opening Day, 1916. National Photo Company. b. Calvin Coolidge and Senators ace Walter Johnson, 1924. National Photo Company. c. President Herbert . . . Map (db m179719) HM
15District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Site of Rhodes Tavern — 1799 - 1984
Built in 1799, in the hope that the new capital would become a great city. Opened as a tavern and inn by William Rhodes, 1801. Washington's first 'town hall,' where White House architect James Hoban and other citizens met to petition . . . Map (db m39618) HM
16District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 12 — Chief Justices — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project —
Three chief justices of the Supreme Court lived in Sheridan-Kalorama. William Howard Taft, appointed Chief Justice after his presidency, lived at 2215 Wyoming Ave. Charles Evans Hughes, a U.S. Secretary of State and an unsuccessful candidate for . . . Map (db m112605) HM
17District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 11 — The Presidents — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project —
Five presidents lived in Sheridan-Kalorama between 1916 and 1930. Warren G. Harding lived at 2314 Wyoming Avenue while a senator from Ohio. William Howard Taft lived across the street at 2215 Wyoming Avenue while Chief Justice of the Supreme Court . . . Map (db m112606) HM
18District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — James Wilson
James Wilson Memorial Arch So named by the Congress, in Resolution approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 16, 1934, to honor the memory of James Wilson 1835-1920 Secretary of Agriculture 1897-1913 . . . Map (db m110425) HM
19District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — John Paul Jones Memorial — National Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"Every officer in our navy should know by heart the deeds of John Paul Jones," President Theodore Roosevelt. The American Revolution A bold captain—fearless even when facing the superior British . . . Map (db m17764) HM
20District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — The 1912 Cherry Tree Plantings — National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Historic Trees. You are standing near two of the most important cherry trees in Washington, D.C. These Yoshino Cherries (Prunus x yedoensis) are among the 3,700 trees of various species that grow in East and West Potomac Park and on the . . . Map (db m215) HM
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21District of Columbia (Washington), U Street Corridor — Georgia Douglas Johnson Residence — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1461 S Street, NW —
During the 1920s and 1930s, this house hosted a Saturday evening literary salon, welcoming such luminaries as Alice Dunbar Nelson, Angelina Grimkι, Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, Kelly Miller, and Jean Toomer. Poet and hostess Georgia Douglas Johnson . . . Map (db m114763) HM
22District of Columbia (Washington), Woodley Park — Million Dollar Bridge
Developers first plotted the residential neighborhood of Woodley Park in 1875, attached to this high land overlooking Rock Creek, where Philip Barton Key had built an estate that he named Woodley. (You can see the Woodley mansion on the campus of . . . Map (db m87471) HM
23District of Columbia (Washington), Woodley Park — Woodley Estate
The neighborhood of Woodley Park owes its name to the Woodley estate of Philip Barto Key (1767-1815). Key, uncle of Francis Scott Key, who wrote “Star Spangled Banner”, was an officer on the British side during the Revolutionary War. . . . Map (db m87469) HM
24Florida (Monroe County), Key West — The Little White House
Built in 1890 on the waterfront as a two-family dwelling for the base commandant and paymaster, this building was known as Quarters A and B. It was converted into a single-family residence in 1911. President William Howard Taft visited this site in . . . Map (db m32659) HM
25Florida (Monroe County), Key West — F-546 — The Little White House
Built in 1890 as quarters for Navy officers, the Little White House later was used by American Presidents William Howard Taft, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Truman used the facility as a vacation . . . Map (db m32655) HM
26Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Mosquito Inlet — Bird Reservation, 1909-1918
In 1909 U.S. President William H. Taft proclaimed that the area around Mosquito (now Ponce) Inlet was a reservation for the protection of native birds. The reservation encompassed a wide area from the Halifax River east to the Ocean, . . . Map (db m112576) HM
27Georgia (Burke County), Waynesboro — 017-10 — Waynesborough
On July 31, 1783, an Act was passed by the General Assembly meeting in Augusta to lay out a town, Waynesborough, on reserved or private land. Commissioners named (Thomas Lewis, Sr., Thomas Lewis, Jr., John Duhart, Edward Telfair, John Jones) were . . . Map (db m7868) HM
28Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-54 — Chatham Artillery's — "Washington Guns"
These cannon, which were captured when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in the American Revolution, were a gift to the Chatham Artillery by President George Washington - a mark of his appreciation for the part the local military company . . . Map (db m5517) HM
29Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-6 — James Moore Wayne, 1790-1867 — For 32 Years Associate Of The U.S. Supreme Court
The residence opposite this site, known as the Gordon House, was built between 1819-1821. A fine example of Regency architecture, it was designed by the eminent architect, William Jay. The third story and side porch were later added. The house . . . Map (db m5575) HM
30Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-8 — Walter Bernard Hill Hall
This is the oldest remaining building on the Savannah State University campus. It was constructed in 1901 by the students and faculty of then Georgia State Industrial College during the administration of the college’s first president, Richard R. . . . Map (db m21220) HM
31Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge
In Honor Of Archibald Willingham Butt Born in Augusta Sept. 26, 1865. Graduated in the University of the South, 1880 Major in the United States Army. Trusted Aide-de-Camp of two presidents. Major Butt went to his death . . . Map (db m34993) HM
32Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — 121-6 — Joseph R. Lamar, Associate Justice — Supreme Court of the United States
Joseph Rucker Lamar (1857-1916) lived in this manse from 1860-1875 while his father, James Sanford Lamar, was pastor of First Christian Church. A prominent attorney, he served two terms in the Georgia legislature and codified the civil code of . . . Map (db m14886) HM
33Georgia (Talbot County), Talbotton — 130-6 — Straus Home Site
Here stood the small frame house in which Lazarus Straus and his family lived when they came to Talbotton in 1854. Seeking a new home in America after leaving Bavaria, Straus visited Talbotton during a “court week” and decided to make . . . Map (db m38249) HM
34Illinois (Lake County), Great Lakes — Origins of the Base / Construction
(Left Side): Origins of the Base During the 1898 Spanish-American War, the Navy recognized that over half of the American sailors in that war had come from the Midwest. Congressman Foss of Illinois suggested that in the future, it might . . . Map (db m37937) HM
35Illinois (Lake County), Great Lakes — The First Recruit / Original Historic Structures
The First Recruit17-year old Joseph Gregg of Terre Haute, Indiana arrived at Great Lakes Naval Center on July 1, 1911, the day of the first commissioning of the Station. Later that year on October 8, President William Howard Taft officially . . . Map (db m37970) HM
36Illinois (Lake County), Great Lakes — United States Naval Training Station — Great Lakes, Illinois
Land donated, 1905, by The Commercial Club of Chicago, Theodore Roosevelt, President, Paul Morton, Secretary of the Navy, F. A. Delano, President, Commercial Club, Chicago, Graeme Stewart, Member, Commercial Club, Chicago. Station . . . Map (db m38082) HM
37Illinois (Madison County), Alton — Freedom Shrine
Theodore Roosevelt Letter On Cuba On January 22, 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt wrote to Secretary of War William Howard Taft rejecting the idea of a protectorate over Cuba and expressing his determination that the United States should . . . Map (db m169581) HM
38Indiana (Parke County), Rockville — 61.2001.1 — Rockville Chautauqua Pavilion
Pavilion was built 1913 by Edgar Jerome (1862–1942) of Rockville. He used wooden bridge building techniques in timber framing which supports entire structure. It was designed to seat 3,000 people under its roof. Repairs made 1976–1978 . . . Map (db m3807) HM
39Kansas (Montgomery County), Coffeyville — William Howard Taft — 27th President — United States of America —
on this site, September 25, 1911, while on a train tour of eastern Kansas, President Taft addressed 30,000 citizens of the Coffeyville area. Dedicated September 25, 1991Map (db m60804) HM
40Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — 1082 — Unique Father and Son
Reuben Creel, Greensburg native, appointed by Lincoln as consul from U.S. to Chihuahua, Mexico, 1863. Served until 1866. His son Enrique C., in turn, served as ambassador from Mexico to U.S., 1907-09. Reuben went to Mexico with Gen. Ward, Greensburg . . . Map (db m96866) HM
41Kentucky (Larue County), Hodgenville — An Enduring Symbol — Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
John Russell Pope's neoclassical architecture reflects the nation's adulation of Abraham Lincoln and its budding interest in historic preservation after the Civil War. The Lincoln Farm Association constructed this Memorial Building between 1907-1911 . . . Map (db m154900) HM
42Kentucky (Pulaski County), Somerset — 1684 — Home of Governor Morrow
Edwin P. Morrow (1877-1935), a native of Somerset, built this house soon after marrying in 1903; he began his Somerset law practice same year. Morrow served in Spanish-American War; appointed U.S. District Attorney for eastern Kentucky by Pres. Taft . . . Map (db m67871) HM
43Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Sons of the Revolution
This monument honors unknown French soldiers and sailors who gave their lives in the American War of Independence and were buried near here. Dedicated by President Williams Howard Taft, April 18, 1911 "Our soldiers rest in hallowed . . . Map (db m9277) HM
44Maryland (Calvert County), St. Leonard — The St. Leonard Polling House — (1926-1974)
The Honorable Thomas Parran (1860-1955) Thomas Parran, the St. Leonard citizen who played a key role in the construction of the St. Leonard Polling House, was born on February 12, 1860, on the Chestnut Hill Farm (see map) in St. Leonard . . . Map (db m181801) HM
45Michigan (Calhoun County), Marshall — 2161 — Mary Miller / Hillside
(Front) This house, built for local attorney Henry W. Taylor and long owned by the Schuyler family, was also home to Mary "Mazie" Miller (1871-1941) and her husband, Craig. An outspoken suffragette and Republican political activist, Miller . . . Map (db m28451) HM
46Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Major-General George Armstrong Custer
Born in New Rumley, Ohio, George A. Custer grew up in Monroe in the home of his half-sister, Mrs. David Reed. February 9, 1864, in the Presbyterian Church here, he married Libbie Bacon, only daughter of Judge Daniel S. Bacon. During the Civil . . . Map (db m20935) HM
47Minnesota (Steele County), Owatonna — Rock Island Railway Station 1901 — Owatonna, Minnesota 1985
Once on this site there stood a beautiful red brick and limestone railway station that was part of the great Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway System. It was a stately building that served our community and the Rock Island System proudly for . . . Map (db m23173) HM
48Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Bluff Park - Playground for the City — Natchez Trails
When the Spanish laid out the town of Natchez about 1790, they set aside land on the bluff for use as a public park. In 1839, after the city had sold off most of the park and built Broadway Street, writer Joseph Holt Ingraham complained . . . Map (db m87177) HM
49Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Natchez Under-the-Hill and the Steamboat Era — Natchez Trails
For most of the 1800s, the prime mover of commerce and passengers on the Mississippi River was the steamboat, which was invented by Robert Fulton in 1807. The combination of the steamboat, the cotton gin, and improved strains of cotton . . . Map (db m143122) HM
50Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg — Flagships of the MRC
The vessels which have served as the Mississippi always pulled "double duty" serving both as a Corps work vessel and as the MRC's river inspection vessel and public meeting venue. During the traditional high-water and low-water seasons each . . . Map (db m162994) HM
51Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1909 — President Taft's Visit
The first sitting President to visit Cape Girardeau was William Howard Taft, who arrived on the riverfront in the early morning of October 26, 1909. He was part of a 16-boat flotilla carrying cabinet members, Congressmen, governors, river . . . Map (db m107865) HM
52Missouri (Hickory County), Weaubleau — John Whitaker — Aug. 15, 1842 • Jan. 6, 1910
1853 Joined The Christian Church. Was an active member the remainder of his life. 1861-1865 Served in The Union Army 1863 Ordained a Christian Minister 1866 Married Emeline Earnest Organized Weaubleau Christian Church . . . Map (db m96093) HM
53Missouri (Pettis County), Sedalia — Coliseum — 1906 — Architect: Thomas Bast • Contractor: T. H. Johnson —
The Coliseum, originally called the Livestock Pavilion, has traditionally been used for showing and judging livestock and for horse shows. In addition, four presidents who have visited the Fairgrounds have spoken here – William Howard . . . Map (db m85011) HM
54Missouri, St. Louis — Presidential First Pitch — April 5, 2004 — Greatest Moments —
For the first time in Cardinals history, a sitting president, George W. Bush, threw out the ceremonial first pitch to open the Cardinals season. Bush was only the second sitting president to attend a Cardinals home game (Taft in 1910).Map (db m209424) HM
55Missouri, St. Louis — Presidential Visit — May 4, 1910 — Greatest Moments —
Three weeks after he launched the tradition of the President throwing out the first pitch of the season, William Howard Taft became the first sitting President to attend a baseball game in St. Louis as he took in the first few innings of the . . . Map (db m133442) HM
56Montana (Hill County), Havre — Fort Assiniboine
Fort Assiniboine (sic), guardian of Montana's frontier was established by act of Congress in May, 1878. Lt. Colonel Brooks selected this high site on Beaver Creek and superintended the million-dollar construction of the the fort, which took its name . . . Map (db m142744) HM
57New Hampshire (Strafford County), Dover — 1 — The American House Hotel
The American House Hotel opened ca. 1865 by William B. Smith in what was originally a private residence. After Smith’s death, his wife operated it through 1867 until selling to Col. Adams T. Peirce and L.P. True. By 1878, Peirce and True, . . . Map (db m152221) HM
58New Jersey (Cape May County), Lower Township — History of Coastal Defenses
During the late 18th century, the first coastal defenses built in the United States were earthen forts constructed on high points near important harbors. Soon thereafter, star-shaped stone forts were built in the years leading up to the War of 1812. . . . Map (db m34612) HM
59New York (New York County), New York — 140 Years Of Help And Hope — The Bowery Mission — 227-229 Bowery —
Established in 1879 by Reverend and Mrs. A.G. Ruliffson, the Bowery Mission was located at 14, 36, 55 and 105 Bowery before moving to 227 Bowery in 1909, an event heralded by a visit and speech by President Taft. For nearly 140 years, it has . . . Map (db m133150) HM
60New York (New York County), New York — The Cooper Union — 7 E(ast) 7(th Street) — Built 1852-1859 —
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is America’s first free college. Founded by progressive thinker/abolitionist/inventor Peter Cooper, its doors were opened to all, regardless of race, religion, gender or social status. Its . . . Map (db m136713) HM
61New York (New York County), New York — The New York Age — New York, Thursday, September 14, 1911 — Has largest circulation in Harlem —
Fred R. Moore - Pushisher/Editor, 1858 - 1943 Served as messenger to five Secretaries of the Treasury during the Grant, Hayes, Arthur & Cleveland administrations. 1905 - Became editor of Colored American Magazine 1905 - Appointed . . . Map (db m210040) HM
62North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — Mrs. "Stonewall Jackson" 1831-1915 — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site
Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, Mecklenburg native and widow of Confederate General T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson, lived many years on this site. Her home was a mecca for Confederate soldiers and dignitaries including Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and . . . Map (db m92880) HM
63North Carolina (New Hanover County), Wilmington — Residence of Edward B. Dudley
This building was the residence of Edward B. Dudley, first Governor of North Carolina. Elected by the people, in 1836. Here Daniel Webster was entertained by Governor Dudley on May 5, 1847, and here Present William H. Taft was the guest of James . . . Map (db m77205) HM
64Ohio (Athens County), Athens — Ohio University's Distinguished Visitors
Susan Brownell Anthony Woman Suffrage Leader Visited October 19, 1878 "To secure both national and 'domestic tranquility,' to 'establish justice,' to carry out the spirit of our Constitution, put into the hands of all women....the . . . Map (db m53838) HM
65Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — Wellsville Mural
[Mural is on both sides of brick walls on the northern end of town that lie on both sides of the street:] Wellsville Revitalization Committee Picnic "Riverside" Presbyterian Church, USA 525 Riverside Ave. Founded April 5, 1831 . . . Map (db m156060) HM WM
66Ohio (Fayette County), Washington Court House — 2-24 — Harry M . Daugherty
One of Ohio's most influential politicians in the early 20th century, Washington Court House native Harry Daugherty (1860-1941) was widely known as a "President-maker" and served instrumental roles in President Warren G. Harding's administration, . . . Map (db m27820) HM
67Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — "Lincoln - The Man" — Lytle Park Series
Former President Taft was to return to Lytle Park on March 31, 1917 to preside at the unveiling of the statue “Lincoln - the Man,” a gift of the Charles P. Tafts. The statue, executed at a cost of $100,000 by Sculptor George Grey . . . Map (db m24921) HM
68Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — Grandpa's Garden — William Howard Taft National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Looking out over the land that was once the Taft family backyard, visualize an orchard, a vegetable garden, a pasture for livestock, and a barn and stable. A cow and her young calf grazed in the pasture, while a horse and carriage rolled down a . . . Map (db m201196) HM
69Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — President William Howard Taft — Lytle Park Series
Lytle Park echoed the excitement of July 28, 1908, when President William Howard Taft (1909-1913) was officially notified of his nomination to the Presidency at the Taft home of his half-brother Charles.Map (db m24908) HM
70Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — Robert Alphonso Taft
"Mr. Republican" Son of William Howard Taft 1889-1953 Ohio House of Representatives 1921-19226 Ohio Senate 1931-1933 United States Senator from Ohio 1939-1953 Jacques Lipchitx - Sculptor Gift of the Thomas J. Emery Memorial . . . Map (db m207026) HM
71Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — 24-31 — Taft Museum of Art — Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft House
This Federal house was begun about 1820 for Martin Baum (1765-1831), one of Cincinnati's early merchants. Art patron and abolitionist Nicholas Longworth (1782-1863) lived here for more than thirty years and commissioned the notable landscape murals . . . Map (db m24602) HM
72Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — William Howard Taft — 1857 - 1930
President • Chief Justice • Educator Statesman • DiplomatMap (db m201199) HM
73Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — 43-31 — William Howard Taft / Robert Alphonso Taft
William Howard Taft. Born here on September 15, 1857, William Howard Taft is the only American to have served as President and Chief Justice of the United States. His unique career of public service began after he graduated from Yale . . . Map (db m168978) HM
74Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — William Howard Taft Home
William Howard Taft Home has been designated a National Historic Landmark William Howard Taft Home possesses national significance as the birthplace and residence of William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States . . . Map (db m201197) HM
75Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — 61-31 — Woodward High School / School for Creative and Performing Arts
Side A: Woodward High School William and Abigail Cutter Woodward founded Woodward High School, the first public high school west of the Allegheny Mountains, on this site October 24, 1831. Concerned that the poor of Cincinnati had no avenues . . . Map (db m24596) HM
76Ohio (Hardin County), Ada — 14-33 — Ohio Northern University
Henry Solomon Lehr founded Ohio Northern University in 1871 as the Northwestern Ohio Normal School. Its purpose was to train teachers and to provide higher education to the people in Northwest Ohio. In 1885, the school became Ohio Normal . . . Map (db m29025) HM
77Ohio (Licking County), Thornville — Eagles Nest — The Historic National Road in Ohio
For nearly fifty years prior to 1914, almost no maintenance had been carried out on “the pike”, the National Road. By the early 20th century, bicyclists, automobile owners, postal service, and the trucking industry were demanding better . . . Map (db m98521) HM
78Ohio (Lorain County), Wellington — 5-47 — Horr Cheese House, 1865 / Myron T. Herrick (1854-1929)
Side one: Horr Cheese House, 1865 As late as the Civil War era, cheesemaking in Ohio remained largely a cottage industry. After investigating new processes and obtaining pledges for a reliable milk supply from area farmers, brothers . . . Map (db m38814) HM
79Ohio (Mercer County), Fort Recovery — 13 — Towards a Better Understanding / Remembering the Fallen
"This splendid granite shaft, handsome in its proportions; durable in its material; permanent in its foundation and pedestal, and simple in its purity and design, we now dedicate to commemorate the last resting place of those of our heroic . . . Map (db m137514) HM
80Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Public Square — Sign of the Past
Piqua's public square, like in many mid-western communities, functions as the historical and cultural center of the city. Long after government buildings have moved to newer and larger sites, the public square maintains its status as the focal . . . Map (db m17367) HM
81Ohio (Ottawa County), Put-in-Bay — 14-62 — Jay Cooke Mansion
Completed in 1865, this home was the vacation retreat of Jay Cooke and his family. Known as the "financier" for the Union states during the Civil War, Cooke organized a program to sell millions of dollars worth of bonds to support the war effort. . . . Map (db m35954) HM
82Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Theodore Roosevelt / William Howard Taft
Theodore Roosevelt Former President Theodore Roosevelt addressed a large crowd from these steps on May 16, 1912. He was introduced by C. B. De Weese. William Howard Taft President William Howard Taft was the first sitting . . . Map (db m28619) HM
83Ohio (Washington County), Marietta — Muskingum Park
President Theodore Roosevelt and W. H. Taft spoke here in 1912. President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the “Start Westward” sesquicentennial monument in 1938.Map (db m20603) HM
84Oregon (Josephine County), Cave Junction — Oregon Caves National Monument
Upper plaque: National Monument Set aside by President Taft July 12, 1909 Lower plaque: Department of the Interior National Park Service Regulations require that all persons entering . . . Map (db m63167) HM
85Pennsylvania (Adams County), Cumberland Township — Gettysburg National Military Park
Established by Act of Congress approved February 11, 1895 by which the Secretary of War was authorized to receive all lands and improvements which belonged to the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, a corporation chartered by the State of . . . Map (db m14520) HM
86Pennsylvania (Crawford County), Cambridge Springs — Alliance College — 1912-1987
Founded in 1912 by the Polish National Alliance and dedicated by U.S. President William Howard Taft, Alliance College was one of the nation's first nationality colleges. Its mission was to provide educational opportunities for everyone, but . . . Map (db m72989) HM
87Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Calder / Olmsted / McCormick Mansion
The origins of the mansion at 105 N. Front Street can be attributed to William Calder, Jr. (1821-1880), Simon Cameron's business partner, banker and manufacturer. Calder's father had been a preeminent Harrisburg stage coach operator and helped to . . . Map (db m6341) HM
88Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Brownsville — Philander Knox
Born May 6, 1853 in a house still standing on Front Street. Attorney-General in 1901, leading the anti-trust fight. A U.S. Senator, 1904–09. Secretary of State under Taft. Re-elected Senator in 1917. Died in 1921.Map (db m747) HM
89Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Williamsport — Repasz Band
Founded in Williamsport in 1831 and named for its honored director Daniel Repasz, it is one of the oldest American community bands. The band played at Lee's surrender at Appomattox in 1865 and at its 150th anniversary in 2015, and at Grant's Tomb . . . Map (db m145870) HM
90Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — A History of Wanamaker
1838: John Wanamaker is born on July 11 in Philadelphia. He will become a prominent merchant, philanthropist, and religious, civic, and political leader, including serving as the U.S. Postmaster General. 1861: John and his . . . Map (db m192783) HM
91South Carolina (Aiken County), North Augusta — 2-17 — Hampton Terrace Hotel
The Hampton Terrace Hotel, an exclusive winter resort, stood atop this hill from 1903 to 1916. The $536,000, 5-story hotel boasted more than 300 rooms and was the dream of James U. Jackson (1856-1925), founder of North Augusta. A private . . . Map (db m31103) HM
92South Carolina (Orangeburg County), Branchville — Branchville Depot
The first settlement of the town of Branchville was 1735 about one mile southeast of the present town. Almost 100 years later, the present town grew from 170 acres of land purchased from the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company. It was . . . Map (db m16536) HM
93South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Site of Original President's House 1807 — ( University of South Carolina )
On this spot stood the original President's House completed in 1807. The house served as the residence of every University president from Johnathan Maxcy to William S. Currell. It was the site of a variety of University . . . Map (db m62715) HM
94South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Charles Hyde's Legacy
Charles L. Hyde devoted much time and energy to promoting the young town of Pierre. A true believer in the city, Hyde built five of the seven buildings in Pierre's historic commercial district along upper Pierre Street. The St. Charles Hotel was his . . . Map (db m124294) HM
95South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — President Taft Comes to Deadwood — A Trail to Deadwood's Past —
On October 21, 1911, U.S. President William Howard Taft delivered a 30 minute address from this location to a large crowd of spectators. President Taft's visit to Deadwood was one stop on a nationwide campaign tour across South Dakota and the . . . Map (db m183189) HM
96Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 122 — Academic Building At Fisk University
The Academic Building at Fisk University was designed by Nashville architect Moses McKissack and was made possible by a gift from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. On May 22, 1908, William H. Taft, later 27th President of the United States, laid the . . . Map (db m4511) HM
97Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 77 — Maxwell House Hotel
On this site stood the Maxwell House Hotel built by John Overton in 1859. It was destroyed by fire on Christmas Day, 1961. After wartime use as a barracks, hospital and prison, it was formally opened as a hotel in 1869. Presidents Andrew Johnson, . . . Map (db m24145) HM
98Tennessee (Maury County), Columbia — Union Station Train Depot
Columbia's Union Station Train Depot was built in 1902 by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and opened in November 1903. Designed in a vernacular Romanesque style, it is one of the city's most imposing landmarks. The two-story brick and stone . . . Map (db m151171) HM
99Tennessee (Montgomery County), Clarksville — Dog Hill — Architectural District & Spur Line Park
The Spur Line Park was conceived to preserve and enhance a portion of a historic area within the city and interpret its unique connection with rail and water transportation. The development of railroad and river commerce was essential to . . . Map (db m122959) HM
100Tennessee (Montgomery County), Clarksville — 3C 63 — Horace H. Lurton — 1844-1914
Horace H. Lurton was a Confederate soldier, prisoner of war, lawyer, and the first president of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank. A member of the Tennessee Supreme Court, in 1893 he became its Chief Justice. Appointed by President Grover . . . Map (db m88881) HM

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