Steps to Nowhere – Concord, New Hampshire - Atlas Obscura

Steps to Nowhere

All that remains of the former site of the final home of president Franklin Pierce. 

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Former president Franklin Pierce once had a home here, but the building was destroyed during the 1980s. 

After the death of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, an angry mob gathered here to demand an answer as to why Pierce was not flying an American flag in memoriam to the slain president.  

There is a small granite marker detailing the significance of the site. All that is left of the home Pierce inhabited until his death in October of 1869, is two stone staircases to a vacant lot. 

Know Before You Go

There are no signs or indications of where this site is. It is on South Main Street across from the Beijing Tokyo restaurant and The Draft sports bar. There is on-street parking.

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