Estate of President James A . Garfield

MENTOR, OHIO

James Garfield conducted his 1880 presidential campaign from the front porch of his family home, Lawnfield. Following his assassination, his family enlarged the house to accommodate the first Presidential Library. The site currently includes the main house, Garfield’s Campaign Office, a windmill, a carriage house and gasholder, a tenant house and several outbuildings.

 

MacDonald & Mack completed extensive Historic Structure Reports for the outbuildings and portions of the main house, as well as construction documents for historic materials such as masonry, wood consolidation, windows and doors, roofing and finishes.

 

The estate is a National Historic Landmark.

 

CLIENT

National Park Service

 

PROJECT PARTNERS

vanDijk Pace Westlake (now Westlake, Reed, Lekowsky)

 

links

Lawnfield National Park Service page

National Register nomination

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