A look inside the Mount Auburn birthplace of Cincinnati native William Howard Taft, the only person to serve as both president and the Chief of Justice of the United States.
The William Howard Taft National Site is a Greek Revival style house originally built in the 1840s. Alphonso Taft purchased the home in 1851 and added an addition to the back of the structure to make room for his growing family.
The library where William Howard Taft's family would spend time together located at the William Howard Taft Historical Site in Mount Auburn.
Originally known as the Alphonso Taft Home, the National Parks of Service took over management of the house and it became a National Historic Site in 1969. The furnishings are from the same time period as when Taft was growing up.
This is the Bible William Howard Taft used during his swearing-in ceremonies as both the 27th President of the United States (1909-1913) and the 10th Chief Justice of the United States (1921-1930).
After years of renovations, the second floor of the William Howard Taft National Site was eventually turned into a museum.
This is the room historians believe William Howard Taft was born on Sept. 15, 1857. He was one of six children to be raised at the home now known as the William Howard Taft National Site, where Taft lived until his was 18 years old.
This desk belonged to Alphonso Taft, William Howard Taft's father,who was a successful lawyer, which was originally kept at his downtown office. Alphonso moved to Cincinnati in 1851 where he bought his family's property in Mount Auburn.
This is a tapestry that remains framed inside the William Howard Taft Historic Site. According to historians, the tapestry was delivered to the site when renovations were taking place, but no one knows of its origin.