Sons of the American Revolution, Ohio Society Activities

Garfield’s Home – Mentor


Lawnfield was the last home of James A Garfield. It was a 160 Acre farm in rural Lake County in 1876. Today the home sits on U.S. 20 in suburban Mentor. After the President’s assignation, his wife double the size of the house to include the first Memorial Presidential Library.

In 1880, the home became the campaign center after Garfield, a dark horse candidate, became the Republican Nominee. Over 20,000 people and hundreds of media correspondents came to the house to hear the candidate speak from his front porch.

Below is Garfield’s favorite reading chair in his second floor office of the house.



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