A visit to the Historical city of Augusta, Georgia is not complete without taking a visit to the Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home which is the historic house museum of the 28th president of the United States and the proponent of the League of Nations. The house was built in 1859 and it is now owned and operated by the Histpric Augusta Inc., and since then have been designed to become a National Historic Landmark on October 6, 2008.
The Wilson Boyhood Home is located in downtown Augusta that stands adjacent to the Josepf R. Lamar Boyhood Home that now serves as the visitor center for the house. The house was originally built and occupied by the Wilsons during 1859. The young Wilson spent his formative years in this house experiencing the American Civil War, as well as the Reconstruction Era that followed through. Wilson later on became the U.S president from 1913 up until 1021.
The property still remained the manse of the church htat houses the ministers until the 1929 which by that time the building have already underwent a number of alterations and modernizing renovations. After passing through numerous owners and uses, the property was purchased in an auction by Historic Augusta in 1991 which since then spent 10 years in painstakingly restoring it to it 1860 original 1860 appearance and have been opened as a house museum in 2001.
During 1860, the church offered Reverend Wilson a raise in the salary from an above average of $2,500 to a generous $3,000 per annum. The church has officially purchase the house for $10,000. Its classical revival made the 2 1/2 -story brick home to each accomplished conveniences of the day, such as gas lighting and running water. EZ Augusta Junk Removal
The Wilson family have remained in Augusta until the fall of 1870 when Tommy was almost 14 years old. Wilson have highly suggested in his speech in 1909 that the earliest memory he had was standing at the front gate where he can listen to someone pass by exclaiming that Abraham Lincoln had been elected as a president and might be a war coming. He also remembered the time when wounded and dying soldiers were in his father’s churchyard that have been made as a government hospital. Joseph Wilson who was originally from Ohio have tirelessly defended slavery during distributed sermons he did and served as Chaplain for the Confederate Army.
Address: 419 7th St, Augusta, GA
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