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Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Holden House / The Shipman House

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
1. The Holden House / The Shipman House Marker
Inscription.
The Holden House
408 Front Street
Built in 1852, this house is located on Ministerial land leased to Edwin Putnam in 1809.
The house was built for Joseph Holden, born in Massachusetts, in Dec. of 1767. It was later owned by William Holden, and his son, James.
The house retains the rectangular shape, minimal ornamentation, 12 inch walls and 12 foot ceilings - a fine example of Greek Revival architecture.
Present owners make use of all 4 floors and have retained the Victorian atmosphere, reminiscent of the times.

The Shipman House
404 Front Street
Built in 1834 for The Rev. Luther G. Bingham, pastor of the First Congregational Church and a founder of the preparatory school which grew to become Marietta College.
Before the house was completed, The Rev. Mr. Bingham received a call to a pastorate in Cincinnati, forcing him to sell his house to his brother-in-law, Samuel Shipman.
The house, of Greek Revival architecture, remained in the Shipman family until 1930.

Both properties are owned by William & Patricia Peoples
and are listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.

 
Location. 39° 25.023′ N, 81° 27.51′ 
The Holden House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
2. The Holden House
W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is on Front Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404-408 Front Street, Marietta OH 45750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckley House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meigs House (about 500 feet away); Memorial to the “Start Westward of the United States” (about 500 feet away); General Arthur St. Clair (about 500 feet away); Muskingum Park (about 600 feet away); Pratt-McGirr House (about 600 feet away); First Congregational Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
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The Shipman House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
3. The Shipman House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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