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Near Switzerland in Monroe County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Frederick Kindelberger Stone House and Barn

 
 
Frederick Kindelberger Stone House and Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
1. Frederick Kindelberger Stone House and Barn Marker
Inscription.  These structures stand as an exception to the usual wood frame or brick construction of farm buildings in this region in the late nineteenth century. The house and barn, built circa 1871 and 1883-1885 respectively, reflect Frederick Kindelberger's (1835-1911) creativity and vision to instill a responsibility to the land. The Kindelberger family purchased the farm in 1846, after they had emigrated from Alsace-Lorraine. The walls of the barn were created using a distinct architectural design, whereas they taper from 25 inches thick at the base to 12 inches thick at the top. Stonemasons and family members labored using sandstone, which was quarried on the eighty-acre farm, to construct the buildings. Due to their stone construction, the house and barn were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Baumberger Family, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-56.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Frederick Kindelberger Stone House and Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
2. Frederick Kindelberger Stone House and Barn Marker
In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 39° 49.846′ N, 80° 54.364′ W. Marker is near Switzerland, Ohio, in Monroe County. Marker is on German Ridge Road half a mile east of Ohio Route 556, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarington OH 43915, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zachary Taylor (approx. 5.1 miles away in West Virginia); Cedar Curve Cemetery / Funerals in the Early 1800s (approx. 5.3 miles away in West Virginia); George Washington (approx. 5.8 miles away); Powhatan Point (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Coal Industry at Powhatan Point / Powhatan Disaster, 1944 (approx. 6 miles away); Beallsville Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles away); Beallsville / Monroe County Honors Vietnam War Casualities (approx. 7˝ miles away); Washington's Land (approx. 7˝ miles away in West Virginia).
 
Frederick Kindelberger image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
3. Frederick Kindelberger
Photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of stone barn, I believe this is private property and could not get a good shot of it. • Can you help?
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Sep. 18, 2020