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    President Calvin Coolidge Wooden Gavel The White House has undergone many renovations over its 150 year history. During the Coolidge administration the roof was repaired following a severe fire, at which time this historical, approximately 10" long gavel was fashioned from wood salvaged from the project. President Coolidge personally owned this gavel, and a brass ring affixed to it reads, "1815 - Madison to Coolidge - 1927." A long, detailed and signed historical letter on White House stationery from Lillian Rogers Parks reports that the gavel was displayed in the Oval Office and Silent Cal's upstairs bedroom. It was given to Maggie Rogers (Lillian Parks Rogers mother and First Maid of the White House) by Mrs. Coolidge at the end of the Coolidge administration. Insights about the Coolidge White House, including Coolidge's nicknames for various White House staff, are included in this fascinating letter.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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