The house where Abraham Lincoln died was built in 1849 by German immigrant tailor William Petersen. Petersen died in 1871, and in 1893 the house was occupied by the District of Columbia Memorial Association, formed to honor the martyred president. …

Ford's Theatre is the site of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865 by Confederate sympathizer and actor, John Wilkes Booth. Originally named, Ford's New Theatre, Ford's was built by Baltimore theater entrepreneur John T. Ford on the…