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    Built in 1905 at 750 Lafayette Street, the Doud House hosted the wedding of Dwight Eisenhower and Mamie Doud in 1916 and served for decades as the transient army couple's home base. After Eisenhower was elected president in 1952, the house became the unofficial "Summer White House" because he came to Denver so often on vacation.
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References: 

Ron Sladek, “John and Elivera Doud House,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (February 25, 2005).

Nancy L. Widmann, East Seventh Avenue Historic District: An Application for Historic Designation to the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission (Denver: Nancy Widmann, 1992).

Additional Information: 

Marilyn Irvin Holt, Mamie Doud Eisenhower: The General’s First Lady (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007).

Steve Neal, The Eisenhowers (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1984).

Jim Newton, Eisenhower: The White House Years (New York: Doubleday, 2011).

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