The President Arthur State Historic Site is a recreation of the second house where Chester A. Arthur lived as an infant. The building where he was born was a primitive cabin that was quickly built in the village of Fairfield. The residence was later completed by the Baptist Congregation and the Arthur family moved in after. This is the structure that the State of Vermont reconstructed.
Chester A. Arthur was born in a small farming community. Growing up, he left Vermont to pursue his political ambitions. He became a Republican U.S. Vice President before succeeding to the Presidency after the death of the incumbent president.
Arthur is known for his mysterious birthday details, including his birth year and his birthplace. It all stemmed out from his answer that he was born in 1930 even if it was really in 1929.
The granite monument stands on the historic site. Dedicated in 1903, it occupies a plot of land presented by P.B.B. Northrop to the State of Vermont. During this time, it was said Arthur was born here. The State of Vermont acquired the land around this monument in 1950. Using an old photograph, they build a recreated the building in 1953.
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