Renovations to Hayes house in northern Ohio make it look more like its 19th-century self

The Associated Press
July 14, 2012

FREMONT, Ohio - The northwest Ohio home of former President Rutherford B. Hayes has undergone renovations to give it more of the appearance it had when Hayes and his wife, Lucy, lived there in the late 19th century.

Saturday's open house at the site in Fremont marks a $1.2 million restoration project that took nearly five years.

The Blade in Toledo (http://bit.ly/NtlxaB ) reports carefully cleaned paintings hang where the Hayes family positioned them, and the replicated wall coverings and carpets match those chosen by the couple during their post-presidential years.

Interior photos of the home taken in the 1880s were used to guide the work. It was funded with a mix of state and grant money and private contributions.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/