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76 Ohio National Historic Landmarks


Alphonso Taft Home (William Howard Taft Home) - 9/27/1997
The Greek Revival house where President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft was born in 1857.
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Benjamin Lundy House (Mount Pleasant) - 9/10/2016
The 1820 home to the abolitionist, where he established the influential antislavery newspaper The Genius of Universal Emancipation, one of the first antislavery publications in the U.S.
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Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker House (Columbus) - 5/31/2011
The site, with simple frame house, commemorates the early life of Eddie Rickenbacker, who at various times in his life was a flying ace, Medal of Honor recipient, race car driver and a pioneer in air transportation.
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Carew Tower (Cincinnati) - 5/30/2011
Completed in 1930, the building is a fine example of French Art Deco architecture and was used as the model for the Empire State Building.
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Cincinnati Union Terminal (Cincinnati) - 5/30/2011
This was at one time a major railroad station but after the decline of railroad travel, most of the building was converted to other uses but still retains a beautiful Art Deco interior.
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Colonel Charles Young House (Wilberforce) - 5/29/2011
Young was the third African American graduate of West Point, first black U.S. national park superintendent, first African American military attaché, and highest ranking black officer in the United States Army until his death in 1922.
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Covington and Cincinnati Suspension Bridge (Cincinnati) - 9/27/1997
(Photo 5/30/2011)
Completed in 1866, and also known as the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, it spans the Ohio River between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky.
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Edward D. Libbey House (Toledo) - 5/31/2011
This is a shingle-style building built in 1895 for Libbey, the father of the glass industry in Toledo.
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Fallen Timbers Battlefield - 5/31/2011
The 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers has been called the “last battle of the American Revolution” with a decisive victory by the Legion of the United States over a confederacy of Indian tribes.
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Fort Ancient - 5/29/2011
The site is the largest prehistoric hilltop enclosure (270 feet above the Little Miami) in the country with 3½ miles of walls built by the Hopewell peoples who lived in the area from the 1st century BC to the 6th century AD.
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Huffman Prairie Flying Field (Dayton) - 9/27/1997
The place where the Wright Brothers undertook the task of creating a dependable, fully controllable airplane and training themselves to be pilots.
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James A. Garfield Home (Mentor) - 8/22/1998
The home of the 20th President, acquired the home in 1876.
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Majestic Showboat (Cincinnati) - 5/30/2011
The last of the original travelling showboats, she was built in 1920 and plied the Ohio River for many years offering shows at towns along the way.
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Miami and Erie Canal Deep Cut - 5/30/2011
This is a preserved, 6,600 feet long segment of the canal which was dug deeply into the ridge, far more than the five-foot depth of the canal itself, in order to avoid using locks to go over a ridge.
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Mount Pleasant Historic District (Mount Pleasant) - 9/10/2016
The town was established in 1803 and is important for the role it played in the antislavery movement and the Underground Railroad.
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Newark Earthworks (Newark) - 9/11/2016
Built by the Hopewell culture between 250-500 AD, the three sections of preserved earthworks were used as places of ceremony, social gathering, trade, and worship.
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Ohio and Erie Canal - 5/2/1995
Constructed in the 1820s, then canal connected Akron with the Cuyahoga River, and a few years later, with the Ohio River and then connections to other canal systems in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
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Ohio Statehouse (Columbus) - 5/29/2011
The Greek Revival building houses the Ohio General Assembly and the ceremonial offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, and Auditor.
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Ohio Theater (Columbus) - 5/29/2011
Built by the Loew's theater chain in partnership with United Artists the 2,779 seat Spanish Baroque movie palace designed by the noted theatre architect Thomas W. Lamb opened in 1928.
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Paul Laurence Dunbar House (Dayton) - 5/30/2011
The house was the 1904-1906 home of the poet whose work is known for its colorful language and use of dialect.
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People's Federal Savings and Loan Association (Sidney) - 5/30/2011
This is an early-modern building designed by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan.
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Plum Street Temple (Cincinnati) - 5/30/2011
The historic synagogue was erected for Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise in 1866 and is among the oldest synagogue buildings still standing in the US.
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Rutherford B. Hayes House (Fremont) - 5/31/2011
The Rutherford B. Hayes Center Library was the first presidential library and one of only three for a 19th-century president.
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S Bridge, National Road (Old Washington) - 9/11/2016
Built in 1828, the single-arch stone bridge on Bridgewater Road carried the National Road.
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Spring Grove Cemetery (Cincinnati) - 5/30/2011
In 1855 renowned landscape architect Adolph Strauch was hired to renovate the grounds of an 1844 cemetery, creating a garden cemetery.
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Warren G. Harding Home (Marion) - 5/14/2010
The Queen Anne-Style residence of the 29th president who lived there for 30 years before his election to the presidency.
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William McKinley Tomb (Canton) - 6/30/2006
The final resting place of the 25th president after his assassination in 1901.
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Wright Cycle Company (Dayton) - 5/30/2011
Of the five cycle shops the Wrights had, this is the only extant building that housed a Wright bicycle shop on its original foundation and in its original location.
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Wright Flyer III (Dayton) - 9/27/1997
The third powered aircraft built by the Wright Brothers; Orville made the first flight with it on June 23, 1905.
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