Civil War Interactive Discussion Board Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register

Earthquake damage - General Civil War Talk - Civil War Talk - Civil War Interactive Discussion Board
 Moderated by: javal1
 New Topic   Reply   Printer Friendly 
 Rate Topic 
 Posted: Wed Aug 24th, 2011 05:14 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
1st Post
Grumpy Geezer

Joined: Thu Sep 1st, 2005
Location: Tennessee USA
Posts: 1503

  back to top

For now, we'll keep this classified as unofficial. I've seen it on 3 different blogs now, but no official source:

The earthquake caused damage at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, also known as the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home,  a collection of historic buildings about five miles north of the U.S. Capitol that house a few hundred military veteran retirees.

President Lincoln’s Cottage, a National Trust historic site situated on the campus, suffered major structural cracks but no artifacts were broken, according to spokeswoman Allison Mitchell.

The former president lived in the cottage, which sits on a hilltop, for many months during his presidency to escape the heat of Washington . Pieces fell from the exterior of the nearby soldiers’ residence but the extent of the damage inside was unclear, Ms. Mitchell said.

 Posted: Thu Aug 25th, 2011 12:16 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
2nd Post

Joined: Sat Jun 14th, 2008
Location: Boyertown, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 407

  back to top

Oh, let's hope there's not "major" structural damage to the cottage. They just rennovated that in the last few years, didn't they?

 Current time is 04:46 am

UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.1211 seconds (10% database + 90% PHP). 25 queries executed.