Season 2, Episode 21: Chester Alan Arthur and Manhattan

S2 E24 NOT Grover Cleveland's Second Term Question and Answer Episode Visiting the Presidents

How many of us just want a second chance? Grover Cleveland did, winning the popular vote for the third straight time (only Andrew Jackson and Franklin Roosevelt can claim that!) and becoming our only president to serve non-consecutive terms!We won’t do his home at Westland over…Check out Episode 22, "Grover Cleveland and Princeton," for that info! Instead, Episode 24 is a Question and Answer with questions submitted by listeners of the “Visiting the Presidents” podcast!Among the Questions Answered: Who is the best "Never-Ran"? What do I look for on a Re-Visit at a Presidential site? Which Presidents made the most money after the Presidency? Which Presidents could have used a Grover Cleveland-esque cooling off period between terms? What were some of the Presidents' favorite books? Who was among our most stylish Presidents? What effect did that have? How did the First Lady's role change over time? Which Presidential site makes the best wedding venue? Which Presidential home would I most have wanted to grow up in? Check out the website at for visual aids, links, past episodes, recommended reading, and other information!Episode Page: "Season 2 NOT Grover Cleveland's Second Term Question and Answer Episode" Season 1's "NOT Grover Cleveland's Second Term Question and Answer Episode" Support the show
  1. S2 E24 NOT Grover Cleveland's Second Term Question and Answer Episode
  2. S2 E23 Benjamin Harrison and Indianapolis
  3. S2 E22 Grover Cleveland and Princeton
  4. S2 E21 Chester Alan Arthur and Manhattan
  5. BONUS! Interview with Presidential Visitor Kurt Deion!

Chester Alan Arthur, among our most forgotten Presidents, has one of the most interesting commemorations in our largest American city! Learn about Arthur’s reluctant turn to politics; his quick ascendance to the Presidency; his wife, Ellen, and children; and his home in Manhattan!

Be sure to check out Chester Arthur’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 1, “Chester Arthur and Fairfield”!

Chester Arthur’s House from the National Park Service.

“Where s President Took the Oath, Indifference May Become Official” from NY TImes.

Chester Arthur’s Home from the Historic Districts Council.

Chester A Arthur Home from Daytonian in Manhattan blog.

Chester Arthur’s Sag Harbor Home from

From My July 2022 Visit!

Chester Alan Arthur at Madison Square Park!

Chester Arthur Home from DaytonianInManhattan blog
Lexington Avenue Block in 1920s–Chester’s home is the third building (the lightest colored)–from DaytonianinManhattan
123 Lexington is the only surviving Inaugural site in Manhattan (from NPS)
William Randolph Hearst’s handiwork, from AtlasObscura.

Chester Arthur Home: 123 Lexington Avenue, New York City, New York.

Recommended Reading for Chester Arthur

Scott Greenberger, The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur.
Thomas Reeves, Gentleman Boss: The Life and Times of Chester Alan Arthur.
John Pafford, Chester Arthur: The Accidental President.
Justus Doenecke, The Presidencies of James Garfield and Chester Arthur.

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I'm a Professor of History at Central Arizona College and someone who loves history and travel; my new blog will combine those interests!

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