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Garfield, James A., Home

Mentor, Ohio
County of Lake.
1059 Mentor Avenue
National Register Number: 66000613
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: OH-19 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: National Historic Site; See www.nps.gov/jaga.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 28, 1964):
From 1876 until his death at the hands of an assassin, Lawnfield was the residence of James Abram Garfield (1831-1881), 20th President of the United States. In 1880, Garfield was selected by the Republican Party as its candidate for the presidency after 36 ballots; he ran his campaign from this house, composing many of his campaign speeches in the second floor study.

Potential threats from nearby uses--the house is close to the street and larger vehicles tend to rattle the house as they pass by--Mentor Avenue is currently being repaved, which may help ameliorate the problem.

The fire and security alarm system was upgraded in the house in 2008.

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