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Homes of Claude Swanson


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     Claude Augustus Swanson was born at his family's home at Swansonville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

"Eldon" near Chatham in Pittsylvania County, Virginia

     During his term as Governor, he bought Eldon near Chatham. This is where he and his first wife, "Lizzie," spent many delightful days. Click on small photo to see larger image pop up; click again to return here.


closeup of mantel    candle holders

Lizzie's hand painted plates    Signature on plates

Silver goblet gift    Names on gift    Names-text

Demitasse cups from R Street home    pencil from F.D.R.

     His years as Secretary of the Navy were spent at a house on "R" Street in northwest Washington, DC.


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