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U.S. Soldiers Home, Corn Rigs, Rock Creek Church Road & Upshur Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Item Title


Location
Rock Creek Church Road & Upshur Street Northwest, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-353-D
Building/structure dates: 1843 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1897 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 2001 subsequent work
See HABS No. DC-353 for list of related structures.
Structure is associated with the Emancipation Proclamation.

National Register Number: 74002176
Significance: Soldiers Home established by Congress in 1851. Corn Rigs was the summer home of George Riggs who sold his farm to the Soldiers Home. House used as first dormitory and as summer retreat for Presidents Buchanan, Lincoln, Hayes, and Arthur. Lincoln finished the final draft of the Emancipation proclamation here. Lincoln also named the building Anderson Cottage in honor of Gen. Robert Anderson, commander of Fort Sumter.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Slavery
U.S. Presidents


Related Names
Riggs, George
Lincoln, Pres. Abraham
Anderson, Gen. Robert
Buchanan, Pres. James
Hayes, Pres. Rutherford B.
Arthur, Pres. Chester
Lautman, Robert C., Photographer
Null, Drustilla, Historian
Boucher, Jack, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. MAIN FACADE AND GROUNDS (GENERAL VIEW)
2. MAIN FACADE (ELEVATION)
3. MAIN FACADE (ELEVATION, CLOSER)
4. MAIN FACADE (OBLIQUE VIEW)
5. MAIN FACADE (OBLIQUE VIEW, CLOSER)
6. DETAIL, MAIN FACADE, PORCH


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