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Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall Home

“Lauramoore”

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2019
1. Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall Home Marker
full view of marker
Inscription.  A premier suffragist and advocate of women’s rights, Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall was the women’s editor of the Indiana Farmer and in 1855 became editor and proprietor of the “Lily”, a nationally distributed magazine devoted to the interests of woman temperance, dress reform, inheritance laws and voting rights. On 1-19-1859, she was one of three women to address the Indiana State Legislature. Born in 1828,died in 1894, Mary and her husband, Thomas Birdsall, built this house in 1859 of brick from the adjacent Thistlethwaite Brick Yard. The House exhibited the progressive design for economy of labor and comfort as advocated and understood in this era.
 
Erected 2012 by The Indiana Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 39° 50.07′ N, 84° 54.518′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Indiana, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Williamsburg Pike (U.S. 35) and Richmond Avenue, on the right when
Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2019
2. Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall Home Marker
marker as seen from a distance
traveling south on Williamsburg Pike. Marker is in the circular drive in the front of Lauramoore. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 504 NW 5th Street, Richmond IN 47374, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richmond Police Department Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wayne Township World War II Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Freedom Fountain (approx. 0.8 miles away); 1968 Downtown Richmond Explosion (approx. 0.8 miles away); Richmond's Record Roots (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mendenhall-Clay Debate/Confrontation (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
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Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2019
3. Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall Home Marker
the house- "Lauramoore"
Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2019
4. Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall Home Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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