Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home

State and Worlow Sts., Laclede, Missouri

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General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home

1. EAST FRONT

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

From 1866 to 1877, this was the home of John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948), career Army officer. In 1917, as commander of the American Expeditionary Force sent to Europe, he exercised the greatest authority of any American general since Grant, and organized the largest army in our history to that time; his forces were an important factor in ending the war there. In 1919, Congress made Pershing General of the Armies, the first American to achieve that rank. Later, as Chief of Staff, he laid the groundwork for the reorganization and modernization of the Army which would prepare it for World War II. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 11, 1976

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 21, 1969
Reference number
69000111
NR name
Pershing, Gen. John J., Boyhood Home
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1866; 1880
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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