Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall Home

Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall Home (HM2KHB)

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N 39° 50.07', W 84° 54.518'

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A premier suffragist and advocate of women's rights, Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall was the women's editor of the Indiana Farmer and in 1855 became editor and proprietor of the "Lily", a nationally distributed magazine devoted to the interests of woman temperance, dress reform, inheritance laws and voting rights. On 1-19-1859, she was one of three women to address the Indiana State Legislature. Born in 1828,died in 1894, Mary and her husband, Thomas Birdsall, built this house in 1859 of brick from the adjacent Thistlethwaite Brick Yard. The House exhibited the progressive design for economy of labor and comfort as advocated and understood in this era.
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Indiana Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
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Date Added Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 678955 N 4411481
Decimal Degrees39.83450000, -84.90863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.07', W 84° 54.518'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 4.2" N, 84° 54' 31.08" W
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