(Clara Barton National Historic Site)
This structure originally was used to store Red Cross supplies. After extensive remodeling in 1897 it became the headquarters of the American Red Cross as well as Clara Barton's home. She lived here until her death in 1912, at the age of 90. The 30-room structure overflowed with supplies, official Red Cross papers, visitors and volunteers. At times, as many as eight or nine staff members lived in the house with Barton.
1) Compare Barton's home to the temporary shelter pictured in Photo 1. What might account for the similarities? What might account for the differences?
2) How does this structure reflect Barton's dedication to the Red Cross?
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