“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Chilo in Clermont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Wood Frame Houses

Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River

The Wood Frame Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 6, 2021
1. The Wood Frame Houses Marker
Four one-story homes stood in a row. The houses consisted of five rooms. The outhouse foundations along the fenceline are all that remains of these houses.

Indoor Plumbing
In the 1940s, indoor plumbing was installed and the outhouses were converted into storage sheds.

Government Housing
The lock and dam housing of this time all used the same floor plans. At some sites these smaller houses are referred to as "worker houses” or "dam workers' houses". The 10-member Cann Family lived in one of these homes. Workers were charged $15/month for rent. Families were required to pay for their coal to heat the homes.

While living on the reservation had advantages, some workers felt that they were always on the job. One worker complained that the lockmaster always knew where to find you if you were "too handy".

"Our grandmother lived up on the hill and we went up there to stay with her, and we looked down here and could see just a little bit of our chimney.
Dorothy Cann Owen flood of 1937
Erected by Clermont County Park

The Wood Frame Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 6, 2021
2. The Wood Frame Houses Marker
District. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 38° 47.438′ N, 84° 7.973′ W. Marker is in Chilo, Ohio, in Clermont County. Marker is on County Park Road 0.3 miles east of Green Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 521 County Park Rd, Felicity OH 45120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ramp and Esplande (within shouting distance of this marker); The Garage and Maintenance Shed (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ohio River: Ever Changing (about 300 feet away); The Wakerobir (about 300 feet away); The Assistant Lockmaster's House (about 300 feet away); The "Rye" Field and Water Tower (about 400 feet away); Water Highways (about 400 feet away); The Chilo Lock and Dam #34 Walking Tour (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chilo.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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