Row houses - still my favorite. Petersen House, where Abraham Lincoln was carried and died after assassin John Wilkes Booth mortally wounded him across the street at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D. [As house stands and looks today]
The Petersen House is a federal style rowhouse located at 516 Street NW in Washington, D. On April United States President Abraham Lincoln died there after being shot the previous evening at Ford's Theater, which was located across the street.
This flag was draped outside Lincoln's theater box the night he was shot by John Wilkes at Ford's Theatre. "Someone inside the box grabbed the flag from outside and used it to cradle Lincoln's head until they could carry him from Ford's Theatre to Peterson house." Jeannie Gourlay, actress in "Our American Cousin", which was playing that night, and daughter of Thomas Gourlay, kept the flag in her possession until she died in 1924.