The Betts House, 1804

The Betts House, 1804 (HMFVC)

Location: Cincinnati, OH 45203 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.46', W 84° 31.326'

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The oldest building in Cincinnati's basin area, the Betts House exemplifies a national trend on the expanding frontier of impermanent log and frame structures giving way to more permanent brick architecture. It is the earliest surviving brick building in the city. During Cincinnati's period of settlement in the early 1800s, the William and Phebe Betts family established a brickyard here that supplied building materials for the rapidly growing frontier city.

The Betts House lends its name to the Betts-Longworth Historic District. Established in 1983, the district represents the last nineteenth century remnant of Cincinnati's lower West End and surrounds the older Betts House with tall, narrow mid- and late-nineteenth century buildings. The Betts house is oriented to the cardinal directions, rather than to the city's slightly skewed grid.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number39-31
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Betts House Research Center, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 3:52pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 714253 N 4331647
Decimal Degrees39.10766667, -84.52210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.46', W 84° 31.326'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 27.60" N, 84° 31' 19.56" W
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Area Code(s)513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 414 Clark St, Cincinnati OH 45203, US
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