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Wilson, Woodrow, Birthplace

Staunton (Independent City), Virginia
County of Staunton.
24 N. Coalter Street
National Register Number: 66000926
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Watch in
2004.
Congressional District: VA 6 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
Thomas Woodrow Wilson, educator, author, and the 28th President of the United States (1913-1921), was born in this two story Greek Revival brick house late in 1856. The structure was then the parsonage of Staunton's First Presbyterian Church, where Wilson's father was serving as pastor. The next year, the family left for Augusta, Georgia, where the Reverend Wilson had accepted a new pulpit.

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation received a 2004 federal Save America's Treasures matching grant in the amount of $ 200,000 to address moisture-related damage to the masonry and foundation of the building.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The house needs a condition assessment report and technical assistance to guide prevention of further moisture penetration, using best practices. Owners need to evaluate damage to the interior and take steps to restore it.


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