Eisenhower statue.

Ike at the Office

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

When President Eisenhower left office in 1961 he spent all of his time in Gettysburg, and most of that time in a brick building on the campus of Gettysburg College, where he wrote four volumes of memoirs and gave advice and interviews. He died in 1969, and afterward artist Norman Annis sculpted a life-size bronze of Ike, leaning against an outdoor wall next to his office, just hanging out. For its time it was a surprisingly casual portrait of a U.S. President, but in Gettysburg Ike was a laid-back guy.

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Ike at the Office

Gettysburg College

Address:
300 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA
Directions:
On the west side of Carlisle St. just north of W. Stevens St.
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