Poor Man's Home, Rich Man's PalaceAfter 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Spring Valley Acts, and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:32am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 756837 N 4388638|
|Decimal Degrees||39.60900000, -84.00836667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 36.54', W 84° 0.502'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 36' 32.40" N, 84° 0' 30.12" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3 Terrace Ave, Spring Valley OH 45370, US|
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