George Barrett Cement House - Poor Man's Home, Rich Man's Palace
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Historic Markers
N 39° 36.541 W 084° 00.514
16S E 756819 N 4388640
Quick Description: Located on the west corner of Terrace Ave and Pike St.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 6/2/2014 1:49:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMKW9E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
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Long Description:
After his home was destroyed by fire, George Barrett decided to build a home that would survive another disaster. An article Barrett read by O.S. Fowler in New York described a new building material that used gravel, sand, and lime. Cement was a less expensive and more time efficient construction material than brick. Unable to get help from a mason, Barrett gathered the material and built the house himself. Completed in 1853, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
Marker Number: 12-29

County: Greene

Significance of Location: Place

Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

Additional Coordinate description: Not listed

Bicentenial Mark: Not Listed

Website address: Not listed

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