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

Address:
36 S. Main St., Niles, OH
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Open for tours by appt. (Call to verify)
Phone:
330-652-1704
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