Season 2, Episode 21: Chester Alan Arthur and Manhattan

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Season 2, Episode 21-Chester Alan Arthur and Manhattan

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.

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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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