The Milburn Home
BUFFALO, Sept. 6.—The Milburn home
is on the west side of Delaware Avenue, the second house north of
Ferry Street. It is a three-story dark-green brick structure of
wide dimensions. It is about sixty feet from the street line, a
well-kept lawn sloping to the sidewalk. A strip of lawn, a hedge,
and then a driveway separate the house on the south. There is another
lawn in the rear separating it from the barn. To the north is the
lawn of the adjoining house.
The President is occupying one of
a suite of rooms on the second floor of the house. The suite is
in the northwest corner of the building. The President’s room is
in the extreme northwestern corner overlooking the rear lawn of
the Milburn house on the west and lawn of the house next north.
The room is the one on the second floor furthest removed from either
Delaware Avenue or Ferry Street.
Many notable persons called at the
house. The first of them came long before the President was brought
to the home. These early ones included members of the Diplomatic
Corps. Later, some time after the President had been brought into
the house, Gov. Odell and his private secretary, who were in Lockport
when they heard the news, called. Among other callers were Robert
T. Lincoln of Chicago, son of the late President Lincoln, and H.
B. F. McFarland, one of the Commissioners from the District of Columbia.
Secretary Cortelyou said that a telegraph
office would be established at once in the Milburn residence and
bulletins giving the public the fullest information possible would
be issued at short intervals. Telegrams poured in by the hundreds,
and Secretary Cortelyou was kept busy replying to them.