Source: Buffalo Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Crowds around Milburn House”
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 23 September 1901
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 139
|“Crowds around Milburn House.” Buffalo Evening News 23 Sept. 1901 v42n139: p. 7.|
|Milburn residence (curiosity seekers).|
|William McKinley; John G. Milburn.|
Crowds around Milburn House
Great Curiosity to See Place Where President McKinley Died.
Hundreds of people, curious to see the place
where President McKinley died, passed the Milburn house on Delaware avenue yesterday.
The weather was fine enough to bring people out for walking and it seemed as
though every visitor in town made it a point to go past the Milburn residence.
Some did so three or four times during the day.
Many wanted souvenirs and the shrubbery in front of the house was attacked time and time again. Nobody took more than a small twig, but if the relic hunting keeps up Mr. Milburn will have to purchase a new lot of brush to enclose his lawn. One man had a chisel and wanted to chip a brick out of the house. He felt hurt when a policeman stopped him. Two policemen were on guard at the house all day to prevent it being carried away.