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Monday, September 21, 2015

Visitors Center Coming to Grover Cleveland Birthplace


Caldwell, New Jersey: A cornerstone laying ceremony was held on Sunday at the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historic Site in Caldwell for a new visitors center. 

The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Carriage House Visitors Center is slated to take three years to complete. According to the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association, the visitors center will feature an interpretation space, a conference room, restrooms, and a gift shop. The carriage house was moved in August to make room for the new visitors center.

President Grover Cleveland, the only United States president to have been born in New Jersey, lived in Caldwell until he was four years old. The birthplace, also known as the Caldwell Presbyterian Church Manse, is one of the most popular attractions in Western Essex County. 

Tours of the birthplace were offered at the ceremony, and there was a procession from the First Presbyterian Church to the house. Several people spoke at the event, and Governor Chris Christie sent a proclamation letter.

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