Livingston House

Livingston House (HMBD1)

Location: Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Franklin County
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N 39° 56.879', W 82° 47.756'

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The Livingston House was the home of Alexander Livingston (1821-1898). In 1864-1865, Nathan Orcutt, cabinetmaker, built Livingston's house with slate roof, clapboard siding, ash floors, twenty-one windows and four doors, central fireplace, seven bedrooms, two kitchens, pantry, parlor, and living room. Outbuildings included a milk house and a long work shed. Blue freestone for the foundation was locally cut from William Forrester's quarry. Sawed stone formed the summer kitchen and washhouse floor and the basement walls. The woodwork was hand-carved and the entire house had a "furniture finish." Livingston and his family lived here until 1880.(Continued on other side)

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Alexander W. Livingston (1821-1898) improved and stabilized the wild tomato for commercial use, producing disease-resistant tomatoes suitable for every taste, soil, and climate. Beginning in 1870 with the red Paragon, he perfected fourteen or more new, stable varieties, including his purple Acme and yellow Golden Queen. Livingston's True Blue Seeds were nationally recognized as highest quality. Many Reynoldsburg residents worked here at the 136-acre A.W. Livingston Buckeye Seed Gardens, or grew seed tomatoes for Livingston on their own land. Today, American tomato farmers earn more than $1.5 billion annually.
HM NumberHMBD1
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number59-25
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Livingston House Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 9:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 346578 N 4423528
Decimal Degrees39.94798333, -82.79593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.879', W 82° 47.756'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 52.74" N, 82° 47' 45.36" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1756-1776 Graham Rd, Reynoldsburg OH 43068, US
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