Home of Lincoln Assassination Plot
April 14, 1865. An actor enters a popular theater in our nation’s capital. Quietly he makes his way upstairs to the private boxes. At 10:15 p.m., during the third act of “Our American cousin,” John Wilkes Booth fires a single bullet into the head of the president of the United States committing one of the most infamous assassinations in American history. Now a woman in downtown New York City believes that the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln may have begun in her building.
Did John Wilkes Booth, the infamous assassin of Abraham Lincoln, spend time in this house?
And is this where the assassination was planned?
The History Detectives are on the case.
- Related Investigation Boarding House Flag Did this flag once save a boarding house from being burned down at the height of the Civil War?
- Also with Gwen Wright Nora Holt Autograph Book Why did this Harlem Renaissance luminary own a book filled with U.S. Presidents' signatures?
- Also in Season 2 Early Monopoly Could this be the earliest version of the world's best-selling board game?
- Also in Season 2 WWII Landing Craft Did this vessel land tanks on the beaches of France during World War II?
- Also in Season 1 Mexican Currency What role did this money play in the Mexican Revolution?
- Also with Gwen Wright Frank Zappa Collage Is the artist who created this piece Frank Zappa?
This is a place for opinions, comments, questions and discussion; a place where viewers of History Detectives can express their points of view and connect with others who value history. We ask that posters be polite and respectful of all opinions. History Detectives reserves the right to delete comments that don’t conform to this conduct. We will not respond to every post, but will do our best to answer specific questions, or address an error.