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Presidents' Places

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American presidents are associated with four types of architecture-- The Washington Monument

On Presidents' Day weekend, we take special note of these historic buildings, monuments, and research centers.

Photo of the Washington Memorial, before the earthquake damage. ©Jackie Craven


February 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm
(1) Martha huggins says:

Hi Jackie, where does Truman’s “Little White House” (in Key West) fit into this scheme? Martha Huggins

February 19, 2013 at 11:59 am
(2) architecture says:

Good question, Martha. I’d put Truman’s winter retreat in the “presidential homes” category — much like the Bush summer retreat at Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport or even Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldier’s Home in D.C. They are all places on our list of things to write about — along with Truman’s home in MO. We’ve been working on a piece about Sunnylands, the Annenberg residence that many presidents have used as a retreat, but I’d put Sunnylands in the “sites of presidential events” category. What do you think?

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