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Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft Historical Markers
By Sandra Hughes, February 20, 2017
The President's Oval Office Marker
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|
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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
|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|
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|
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 . . . — — Map (db m152206) HM|
| 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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
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
Secretary of Agriculture 1897-1913
. . . — — Map (db m110425) HM|
| "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 Royal . . . — — Map (db m17764) HM|
|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|
|During the 1920s and 1930s, this house hosted a Saturday evening literary salon, welcoming such luminaries as Alice Dunbar Nelson, Angelina Grimké, Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, Kelly Miller, and Jean Toomer. Poet and hostess Georgia Douglas Johnson . . . — — Map (db m114763) HM|
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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
of two presidents.
Major Butt went to his death . . . — — Map (db m34993) HM|
|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|
|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|
|(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|
|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|
|Land donated, 1905,
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|
|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|
on this site, September 25, 1911,
while on a train tour of
President Taft addressed
of the Coffeyville area.
Dedicated September 25, 1991 — — Map (db m60804) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
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|
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 Taft in . . . — — Map (db m85011) HM|
|For the first time in Cardinals history, a sitting president, George W. Bush, threw off 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 m151830) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
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|
| [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
Presbyterian Church, USA
525 Riverside Ave.
Founded April 5, 1831 . . . — — Map (db m156060) HM WM|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
| . . . — — Map (db m59352) HM|
| 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|
| 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 University . . . — — Map (db m59348) HM|
| 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|
| 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|
|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|
| 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|
| "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|
| 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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
Set aside by
July 12, 1909
Lower plaque: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Regulations require that all persons entering . . . — — Map (db m63167) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
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|
| 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|
|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|
|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 m121000) HM|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
|Site of projected capitol of
Stephen F. Austin's colony, 1823.
First settlement at this point shown on
Stephen F. Austin's map of 1835 as Montezuma.
The municipality of Colorado was created by the
provisional government of Texas . . . — — Map (db m130393) HM|
| El Paso Laundry and Cleaners CompanyThe El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company was established in 1891 and moved to this site in 1897. Strategically located alongside the Rio Grande just a few hundred yards from the streets of Ciudad Juarez, the . . . — — Map (db m60743) HM|
|Pioneer Plaza was the center of public activity in early El Paso. A United States military guard was posted here in the late 1870s to defend citizens from Apache Indian attacks, and military bands performed in the plaza.
An irrigation ditch . . . — — Map (db m37807) HM|
| An increasing number of disturbances along Texas' Rio Grande border after Civil War broke out in Mexico in 1910 prompted U. S. President William Taft to consider increasing the U. S. Military presence in the area. Hugh B. Moore, Texas City . . . — — Map (db m150468) HM|
In the 1870s, a joint stock company was organized to construct a hotel in Sherman. One of the largest stockholders was Judge C.C. Binkley, a community leader for whom the hotel would be named. Binkley was also president of the Merchants and . . . — — Map (db m73402) HM|
|This depot was built to serve the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Katy) Rail Line, which reached Hillsboro in 1881. Completed in 1902, the station features elements of the Eastlake, Victorian, and Prairie styles. Early MKT trains carried materials for the . . . — — Map (db m62900) HM|
| Zion was little visited by outsiders during the 19th Century. The region's isolation began to erode in 1908, when Deputy Surveyor Leo Snow mapped the upper Virgin River for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Snow's report was so persuasive that . . . — — Map (db m40420) HM|
|In July 1609, Samuel de Champlain became the first European to set eyes on Lake Champlain. Three hundred years later, in July of 1909, communities around Lake Champlain celebrated the tercentenial of Champlain's expedition. Burlington marked the . . . — — Map (db m91649) HM|
|In 1799, Aaron Taft settled on a 100-acre farm on Taft Hill. His grandson, Alphonso, born here in 1810, served as Secretary of War and Attorney General under President Grant, and as Minister to Austria-Hungary and Russia. Alphonso’s son, William . . . — — Map (db m74472) HM|
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