“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Wesley Baker, July 6, 2018
1. Harriet Beecher Stowe Marker
Marker above the street along the stairs leading up to the house.
Inscription.  Harriet Beecher Stowe was born in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1811 and moved to Cincinnati in 1832 when her father, prominent Congregational minister Lyman Beecher became the pastor of the city's Second Presbyterian Church and president of Lane Theological Seminary. Married to Calvin E. Stowe in 1836, she bore six of the couple's seven children while living here. Life in the city provided Stowe with the firsthand account about the evils of slavery. Already a published writer, she drew upon these experiences and the death of her infant son Charley in 1849 to write Uncle Tom's Cabin. Published in book form in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin made Stowe famous and remains an icon of the American anti-slavery movement. A prolific writer, she wrote a book a year for nearly thirty years of her life. After moving from Cincinnati in 1850, the Stowes lived in Brunswick, Maine, Andover, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, where she died in 1896.
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission - The Cincinnati Foundation - The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 29-31.)
Marker series.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House image. Click for full size.
By J. Wesley Baker, July 6, 2018
2. Harriet Beecher Stowe House
A view of the house from the top of the stairs. The marker is located on the bank to the left of the stairs.
This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 7.989′ N, 84° 29.24′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Gilbert Avenue and Foraker Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Gilbert Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miss Doherty's College Preparatory School for Girls (approx. 0.9 miles away); Albert B. Sabin, MD (approx. one mile away); Frederick W. Galbraith (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eden Park Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battery F, 136th Field Artillery, A.E.F. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Donald A Spencer Overlook (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ohio River Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); John L. Vance (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
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<i>Harriet Beecher Stowe</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, circa 1865
3. Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2018, by J. Wesley Baker of Springfield, Ohio. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2018, by J. Wesley Baker of Springfield, Ohio.   3. submitted on December 9, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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