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Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), Family Home, Augusta, GA
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), Family Home, Augusta, GA

http://wilsonboyhoodhome.org/

419 Seventh Street, Augusta, GA 30901

"The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson was built in 1859 by local stove merchant, Aaron H. Jones, a native of Eastport, Maine. Jones, however, never occupied the house, selling it when it was new for $10,000 in February, 1860 to the Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church. Across Telfair Street from the church, the new house was a convenient location for the manse. The Rev. Dr. Joseph Ruggles Wilson, the minister, also received a raise from $2,500 to $3,000 per year. The First Presbyterian congregation was very pleased with its pastor, and by providing monetary and temporal comforts in this life, hoped to encourage him to remain with them for many years. Thus, 53 McIntosh Street, later known as 419 Seventh Street, would remain the official residence of the pastor of First Presbyterian Church for the next seventy years. . . . The Wilsons lived in the house for almost eleven years, witnessing the Civil War and Reconstruction. . . . Tommy's first memory was standing on the front gate when two men walked by exclaiming that Lincoln had been elected President and that there would be war.

At the end of that war, Tommy watched as Confederate President Jefferson Davis was brought through the streets of Augusta under guard of Union troops. In 1870, Tommy accompanied his father to see the great fallen Confederate hero, Robert E. Lee, during his last tour of the South. Later that year, the Southern Presbyterian Church called the Rev. Dr. Wilson to an important teaching position at its seminary in Columbia, South Carolina."
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), Pierce Arrow limousine
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), Pierce Arrow limousine

http://www.woodrowwilson.org/the-pierce-arrow

"When Woodrow Wilson returned from France after negotiating the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, a new Pierce-Arrow limousine awaited him at the dock in New York to take him back to Washington. The automobile, just been added to the White House fleet, had received its finishing touches at the plant of the manufacturer, the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company of Buffalo, New York, in June 1919. It was the 120th of the "Series 51" model.

From July, 1919, until the inauguration of his successor in 1921, President Wilson rode frequently in the handsome limousine on official business. The automobile was distinguished by two special emblems. On each of its arched rear passenger doors, the Presidential Seal was displayed. On the front of the radiator panel was the AAA symbol, for in 1917 he was the first President of the United States to join the association. Wilson favored this automobile so much that when he left office, his friends purchased it for him to use."



A gift to the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation from Wilson's widow, Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, the limousine has been restored and its engine is in full working order. It is on display in the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Museum."


 
 
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