- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WILTON, N.Y. (AP) - A team of college researchers is helping the effort to obtain National Historic Landmark status for the upstate New York cottage where President Ulysses S. Grant died 130 years ago this summer.

The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports a professor and four students from Ithaca College recently traveled to the Grant Cottage State Historic Site in Wilton, just north of Saratoga Springs. Professor Michael Rogers and his team used a laser scanner camera to measure the exact dimensions of the two-story cottage located on top of Mount McGregor.

The work is part of the local effort to get the cottage declared a National Historic Landmark, a designation that would give the property preservation protections.

Grant died of throat cancer at the cottage on July 23, 1885, soon after finishing his memoirs.

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Information from: The Daily Gazette, https://www.dailygazette.com/


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