Washington in Franklin County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Zachariah Foss House
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.
Believed to be the oldest wood frame house in Washington
Erected by 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 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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Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 15 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.