Tuesday, December 2, 2014 -- The Back Door - Eisenhower Home
Yesterday's post was the front view of the Eisenhower home, and this is the rear view. It's easy to understand how one could come here to "decompress" from the rigors of the White House.
The Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of our 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower and the only home ever owned by Ike and Mamie. When you visit here, it’s very clear that it truly was a simpler time. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg National Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders during his time in office.
In 1961, Eisenhower retired to his Gettysburg farm where he and Mamie both lived until their deaths. In 1967, the Eisenhowers gifted their farm to the federal government, which designated it a National Historic Site when authorized by an act of Congress in 1969. The National Park Service opened the site to the public in 1980.
Those 4 openings are not a garage -- they are the glass panels of a sun room -- with drapes closed.
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