Inside Donald Trump’s unsellable childhood home and other POTUS pads

Gladys T. Black




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The president who steered the Union to victory in the Civil War and abolished slavery before his infamous assassination in 1865, Abraham Lincoln was born to hard-up pioneers Thomas and Nancy on 12 February 1809 in a run-down one-room log cabin on Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky, the homestead they bought for a couple of hundred dollars the year prior. The family lived in the rickety 18 by 16-foot dirt-floor property for a further two years.




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Unlike many other presidential boyhood homes, which have been meticulously preserved for posterity, Lincoln’s was unceremoniously torn down well before his rise to prominence and no trace of it exists. Instead, a ‘symbolic’ cabin was cobbled together on the site in 1895 and eventually housed inside a monumental Grecian-style temple that was completed in 1911, effectively creating the first Lincoln Memorial.




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The house was kitted out with all mod cons from indoor plumbing, gas and electricity to modern appliances and furnished in a traditional style. A piano Rose received as a wedding gift was displayed in the parlour, which was tastefully furnished, as were the dining room and bedrooms, particularly the lady of the house’s second-floor boudoir.




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The living room is similar to that of several of the president’s predecessors in that it contains an upright piano but unlike Nixon, Carter has never composed a concerto. Strangely for modern eyes, the room lacks a coffee table and is light on furniture and other objects, which include a three-seater sofa and Art Deco wireless.




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In addition to Carter’s bedroom, the house features a master for his parents that his little brother shared initially, and a bedroom where the future president’s sisters slept. Carter moved out in 1941 to go to college and the farm was sold in 1949. It eventually came under the ownership of the National Park Service, which restored the property to its 1920s appearance and opened it to the public.




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One of the nicest things about the house is the 334-square-foot covered lanai porch, the perfect place to kick back. Other plus points of the property are the hardwood flooring throughout, stylish French windows, extra-large windows that let in lots of light and nice touches like the ceiling fans and solid wood wall panels.




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