Jesse Root Grant House - Linking River Historic District - Covington, Kentucky
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 05.154 W 084° 30.438
16S E 715600 N 4329267
Quick Description: Historic house once occupied by the parents of a president of the United States in Covington, Kentucky.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2012 5:40:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMFMQY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 1

Long Description:
"From 1859-73 this was the home of Jesse R. and Hannah Simpson Grant, parents of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States. President Grant visited here on several occasions. In January 1862 Ulysses sent his family to live here during the Civil War. His children attended local schools that year, including the Clayton School.

President Grant's sister Mary lived here with her husband, E. S. Cramer, who was later Minister to Denmark. His sister Virginia lived here and was married in the home in May 1869 to Abel R. Corbin of New York. Visitors have included Generals George Sherman, Kirby Smith, George Stoneman, and John A. Rawlins; Rawlins was later made Secretary of War by Grant." - Historic District Nomination

The brick duplex was built in 1850 with additions in 1865 and 1870. Jesse Grant purchased the house in 1859. The Grants owned both sides of the house but resided in only left half and rented the other half.
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Licking Riverside Historic District

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

518-520 Greenup St Covington, Kentucky

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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