The site of one of the more successful front porch campaigns is located in Mentor, Ohio. President James A. Garfield acquired the property five years before he became the 20th president of the U.S. He was assassinated in the Sixth Street train station in Washington…shortly after winning the election of 1880.
Although Garfield’s life ended prematurely by a severely delusional federal office seeker, this National Historic Site gives a glimpse into his life and legacy. After his death, his wife added a Memorial Library which set the foundation of the current presidential library tradition. The library is just a remarkable room. It seems your IQ goes up several point upon entering. For more information visit the James A. Garfield Historic Site