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Chillicothe in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dard Hunter

 
 
Dard Hunter Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
1. Dard Hunter Marker
Inscription. This classic Gothic Revival home built in the early 1850s, was one of Ohio's early wineries with terraced hillside vineyards overlooking the city of Chillicothe. From 1919 until his death in 1966, it served as the home and working studio of noted American craftsman, artist, and historian Dard Hunter. A major artistic contributor to the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early twentieth century, Hunter gained international recognition when in 1916 he became the first individual in the history of printing to produce all aspects of a book by hand. Eight of the twenty books he wrote on the history of paper were printed at this site. Hunter is regarded as the world's leading authority on the history of paper and his artistic achievements have had an enduring impact on American Graphic Arts.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 13-71.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 19.915′ N, 82° 59.457′ W. Marker is in Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker is on Highland Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map
Dard Hunter House and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
2. Dard Hunter House and Marker
. Marker is directly up the hill from the end of west Main Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Highland Avenue, Chillicothe OH 45601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abrams' Big House (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Court of Ross County (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Chillicothe Gazette (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Site in Journalism (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Replica of Ohio's First Capitol (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Lucy Ware Webb Hayes / Lucy Webb Hayes, 1831 - 1889 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Donald E. McHenry (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chillicothe.
 
Also see . . .  The Life of Dard Hunter. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, MusicEducationHorticulture & ForestryNotable PersonsNotable Places
 
View of Downtown Chillicothe Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
3. View of Downtown Chillicothe
Looking east along Main Street from Dard Hunter marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 913 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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