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Robert Lautman, 2000 The landscape surrounding President Lincoln’s Cottage is historically significant for its association with the life of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The Cottage is located on the campus of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (the AFRH—historically known by many names, including the Soldiers’ Home) in the northwest quadrant of Washington, District of Columbia. …
“The drive by the east winds gracefully through field and forest until it reaches the immediate neighborhood of the [Soldiers’] Home—a large brick building [sic], with extensive piazzas, usually occupied by blue-coated veterans. The dormitories, kitchen, farm-house, residence of the Superintendent and his subordinates, cluster about the Home, and close by it is the little cottage, not now used, but …
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