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Beckett Homesite

 
 
Beckett Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, circa February 2, 2015
1. Beckett Homesite Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  On this site stood a square two-story brick farmhouse occupied by Wiiliam Bebb and built in 1835. After he was elected nineteenth Governor of Ohio, William Bebb sold his house in 1848 to William Beckett, founder of Beckett Paper Company, who enjoyed the convenience to the mill (his wife objected that it was “too far out in the country.”) As the years passed, the Beckett family grew, and the house was enlarged until it was a stately three-story structure with a large attic, two-story wings on either side, a columned porch in front, and a widow’s walk on top. This spacious residence for generations of Becketts was the --- the home of Thomas Beckett 1860- 1923 (illegible) the company grew to national (illegible) manufactur- ing paper After Thomas Beckett’s wife died in 1957 the old home was razed leaving a legacy of more than a century of paper making.
 
Location. 39° 24.04′ N, 84° 33.322′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on Dayton Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 Dayton St, Hamilton OH 45011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Beckett Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
2. Beckett Homesite Marker
close up, location of plaque is clearly visible
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cosmopolitan No. 4 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lane Public Library / Clark Lane (approx. ¼ mile away); Lane-Hooven House (approx. ¼ mile away); Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Hamilton Speech (approx. ¼ mile away); Butler County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lentil Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Heritage Hall (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
More about this marker. marker (plaque) is missing, posts/bench is intact
 
Categories. ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Beckett Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
3. Beckett Homesite Marker
full view of monument
Beckett Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
4. Beckett Homesite Marker
from a distance, looking east on Dayton Street
Beckett Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 2, 2015
5. Beckett Homesite Marker
the house
Beckett Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 21, 2018
6. Beckett Homesite Marker
"shopped" image of plaque on post
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 21, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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