General Winfield Scott House

General Winfield Scott House is where General and unsuccessful Whig Presidential candidate Winfield Scott lived from 1853 to 1855. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.,

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    Yet the day wears,
    And door succeeds door;
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    Still the same chance! she goes out as I enter.
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    Robert Browning (1812–1889)

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    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)