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Zachariah Foss House

1846

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 6, 2018
1. Left plaque
Inscription. This house was purchased by Zachariah and Amelia Foss in 1848. Zachariah was a cabinetmaker and Amelia was a teacher of English-speaking children. The house served as a school and is Washington's oldest surviving frame structure. The cellar was exposed by regrading streets in the 1870's. Mr. and Mrs. Foss' daughter married James W. Owens, the only son of Washington's founders.

Plaque to the right:
Zachariah Foss House
Believed to be the oldest wood frame house in Washington
Built in
1846

 
Erected by (left plaque) City of Washington; (right plaque) Washington Historical Society; Hazel, Inc., Washington, MO; Washington Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 33.63′ N, 91° 0.65′ W. Marker is in Washington, Missouri, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Front Street and Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling east on West Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Lafayette Street, Washington MO 63090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucinda Owens Memorial (here, next to this marker); John Clayton Inn (a few steps
Right plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 6, 2018
2. Right plaque
from this marker); Robert Frazer (within shouting distance of this marker); Wir Sind Freunde - We Are Friends (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roettger Inn (about 300 feet away); Droege's Mercantile Food Store (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
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Zachariah Foss House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 6, 2018
3. Zachariah Foss House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 23 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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