The Weddell House Room in which Lincoln Slept


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The Weddell House Room in which Lincoln Slept

During Abraham Lincoln's inaugural trip to Washington, twenty rooms were set aside for the president-elect and other members of his traveling party. The room Lincoln slept in during his stay was preserved and later came to serve as a shrine to the president. Every year on his birthday, a memorial meeting was held in the room by the Lincoln Memorial Association of Ohio. Lincoln's room remained unchanged until the remainder of the Weddell House was destroyed in 1961.

Image Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Historic American Buildings Survey, HABS OHIO,18-CLEV,4-1


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