Sunday, October 2, 2011

William Howard Taft National Historic Site

William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was the 27th President and 10th Supreme Court Chief Justice. He is the only person to have served in both positions and in his career served on the Ohio Supreme Court, was the Solicitor General, served on the U.S. Court of Appeals, was Governor-General of the Philippines, and Secretary of War as well. During his presidency he saw the passage of the 16th amendment, Civil Service reform, and made improvements to the postal service.

This site is the birthplace of Taft and where he lived until he left to attend college at Yale. It is a Greek-Revival home built in 1835. The home became a national historic landmark in 1969 and was restored to its original condition. It contains many of the Taft belongings with some of the original furnishings as well as some period pieces. The grounds also contain a visitor center and the Taft Education Center. It is the only designated national park in the city.

William Howard Taft National Historic Site
2038 Auburn Avenue, Mt. Auburn

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