Rebuilt McKinley birthplace home.
Rebuilt McKinley birthplace home.

Fake Birthplace Home of William McKinley

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Niles, Ohio

President McKinley was born in a small wooden home that was later destroyed by fire. Years afterward the McKinley Federal Savings and Loan occupied the spot, with a fancy bronze McKinley-profile plaque mounted on a wall in the lobby that explained the site's significance. In the early 2000s the bank was torn down and, full circle, a replica McKinley Birthplace was built on the site. It actually looks much nicer than the original birthplace. Almost too nice. The plaque was salvaged and once again is displayed on a wall indoors.

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Fake Birthplace Home of William McKinley

McKinley Birthplace Home

36 S. Main St., Niles, OH
McKinley Birthplace Home. On the west side of Hwy 46/S. Main St. between W. Park Ave. and W. State St. SE. One block south of the McKinley Memorial and Museum.
Open for tours by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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