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Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace

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c. 1845. 145 E. Main St.

Edith Bolling's second husband was President Woodrow Wilson, whom she married in 1915. During the months after his stroke in 1919, she assumed some of his duties until Warren G. Harding took his place as president in March 1921. Bolling was born and raised in a second-floor apartment in this building. The long two-story brick building with three modified storefronts on the first floor was apparently built in three sections that were united by a false third-story parapet, now with wooden shutters over the fake windows.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace", [Wytheville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 454-454.

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