George Barrett Cement House

George Barrett Cement House (HMHEZ)

Location: Spring Valley, OH 45370 Greene County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 36.54', W 84° 0.502'

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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.
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HM NumberHMHEZ
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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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
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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
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Terrace Ave, Spring Valley OH 45370, US
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