George Barrett Cement House

George Barrett Cement House (HMHEZ)

Location: Spring Valley, OH 45370 Greene County
Buy Ohio State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 39° 36.54', W 84° 0.502'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Poor Man's Home, Rich Man's Palace

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.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number12-29
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Spring Valley Acts, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:32am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 756837 N 4388638
Decimal Degrees39.60900000, -84.00836667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.54', W 84° 0.502'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 32.40" N, 84° 0' 30.12" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Terrace Ave, Spring Valley OH 45370, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?