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Topic - Paula Maynard
Abe Lincoln was born in a log cabin, but his son built himself a mansion. Robert Todd Lincoln, the president's only child to survive to adulthood, built the Georgian Revival home, called Hildene, as a seasonal dream home for his wife, Mary Harlan Lincoln, and their children.
Ms. Maynard said, however, that the Lincolns "were not lavish and always wanted simple elegance.
Ms. Maynard said the word combines phrases that mean "hill and valley with a stream," and that Robert Todd Lincoln apparently had the name in mind from the start of construction in 1903.