Source: New York Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “The Milburn Home”
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 50
Issue number: 16121
|“The Milburn Home.” New York Times 7 Sept. 1901 v50n16121: p. 6.|
|Milburn residence; Milburn residence (visitors).|
|George B. Cortelyou; Abraham Lincoln; Robert Todd Lincoln; Henry B. F. Macfarland [misspelled below]; Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.|
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.