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Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site
, located at 208 East Day Street in Denison, Texas
Denison is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 22,773 at the 2000 census; it is estimated to have grown to 24,127 in 2009. Denison is one of two principal cities in the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area.-History:...
, is the birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army...
, who was born in the house on October 14, 1890, the first United States President to be born in Texas.
The house has been restored to an 1890 appearance by the Eisenhower Birthplace Foundation, and is currently operated as a Texas State Historic Site.
The house was originally purchased by the City of Denison in the late 1940s as a tribute to the native son who became Supreme Allied Commander, almost six years before
he became President. The State of Texas assumed responsibility for the home in the 1960s. On January 1, 2008, Eisenhower Birthplace was transferred from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is a Texas state agency that oversees and protects wildlife and their habitats. In addition, the agency is responsible for managing the state's parks and historical areas...
to the Texas Historical Commission
The Texas Historical Commission is an agency dedicated to historic preservation within the state of Texas. It administers the National Register of Historic Places for sites in Texas....