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Cabin was Teddy Roosevelt's ice cream parlor

Sep 22, 2018 - The Washington Post

When Theodore Roosevelt visited his friend Presley M. Rixey in Arlington, the president liked to ride his horse around the property and stop at this log cabin for ice cream.

The 1836 cabin was built out of chestnut logs by farmer Caleb Birch on land he inherited from his grandfather James Robertson. A second log cabin was joined to the first about a decade later, with a continuous roof, or "dog trot," as it was known, connecting the two.

Rixey, who had been White House physician for...