Buffalo, New York: Where President McKinley's Body Lay in State

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Old County Hall

92 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY
Downtown, in the main lobby of Old County Hall. On the west side of Franklin St. between W. Eagle and Church Sts.
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Where President McKinley's Body Lay in State
A rare opportunity to stand next to a spot once occupied by a President's corpse. It's marked, right on the floor. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Where President McKinley's Body Lay in State

If you go up to the second floor of the building, there is a plaque that marks the courtroom where Leon Czolgosz was tried and convicted of President McKinley's assassination. To approach the courtroom, we passed through gates that we were told were placed to keep spectators and gawkers at bay during the trial.

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 06/13/2016]
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