U.S. Soldiers Home, Corn Rigs, Rock Creek Church Road & Upshur Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Structure is associated with the Emancipation Proclamation.
See HABS No. DC-353 for list of related structures.
Significance: Soldiers Home established by Congress in 1851. Corn Rigs was the summer home of George Riggs who sold his farm to the Soldiers Home. House used as first dormitory and as summer retreat for Presidents Buchanan, Lincoln, Hayes, and Arthur. Lincoln finished the final draft of the Emancipation proclamation here. Lincoln also named the building Anderson Cottage in honor of Gen. Robert Anderson, commander of Fort Sumter.
Survey number: HABS DC-353-D
Building/structure dates: ca. 1843 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1897 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after. 2001- before. 2003 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 74002176