Saturday, May 18, 2013
On a trip to a furniture store in Mentor, OH, we decided to visit the Garfield National Historic Site. To be specific (in case you were thinking of a cat), the James A Garfield National Historic Site.
It seems that it was reporters who named the homestead "Lawnfield" and it was here that Garfield set a precedent with his "front porch campaign."
Original gas lamps have been converted to electric:
Also on display was Garfield's desk when he served in the U. S. House of Representatives (9 terms!):
Of interest was the daughter's bedroom, with its Turkish corner:
Mrs. Garfield had a windmill built to pump and store water:
It was a gorgeous day:
Sunday, May 19, 2913
Between lunch in Little Italy and the Hessler Street Fair, we passed the Cozad-Bates House:
lvedere (a loggia or open gallery, ie., porch, with a view of a great lawn). The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and designated as a Cleveland Landmark in 2006. It is under restoration. The Cozad family were abolitionists and the house may have been involved in the Underground Railroad.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Headlands Beach State Park:
Being a beach on a Great Lake, it is a gravelly beach:
Larus delawarensis/Ring-billed Gulls fight over a fish:
Fairport Harbor, sailboat in: