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Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Burnet House

 
 
The Burnet House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2016
1. The Burnet House Marker
Inscription. When it opened May 30, 1850, the 340-room hotel located on this site was considered one of the finest hotels in the world. Abraham Lincoln stayed here on September 17-18, 1859, while campaigning for the Ohio Republican Party. Lincoln also stayed at this hotel on February 12, 1861, during his inaugural journey to Washington, D.C. to be sworn in as the 16th president. His speech from the hotel balcony expressed his desire to abide by the Constitution on the issue of slavery. After the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, the hotel served as a hospital for wounded troops nursed by the Cincinnati Sisters of Charity.

On March 20, 1864, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman met in Parlor A to coordinate their campaigns against Richmond, VA and Atlanta, GA, eventually leading to Union victory in the Civil War. After the war, Parlor A was used by local veterans for the Grand Army of the Republic meetings.

The register of the hotel bears the names of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, James Buchanan, Stephen A. Douglas, Salmon P. Chase, and Horace Greeley. The hotel stopped operations on July 15, 1926, and was razed the same year.

Engraving of Burnet House Provided by Cincinnati Museum Center
Marker Erected by the Cincinnati Civil War Round Table
2012
 
Erected
The Burnet House - Inset Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
Engraving of Burnet House Provided by Cincinnati Museum Center
2. The Burnet House - Inset Photo on Marker
2012 by Cincinnati Civil War Round Table.
 
Location. 39° 5.928′ N, 84° 30.75′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Vine Street and Third Street East on Vine Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First High Rise Concrete Frame Building in the United States (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greek Revival Architecture Example (about 800 feet away); Kennedy Speech (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salmon Portland Chase (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ernie Lombardi (approx. ¼ mile away); Ted Kluszewski (approx. ¼ mile away); Frank Robinson (approx. ¼ mile away); Joe Nuxhall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Also see . . .  Historical Marker on the Site of the Burnet House (CCWRT). Information on the Burnet House, its marker, and photos of the marker dedication. (Submitted on September 24, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
<i>Burnet House ; Hôtel Burnet, Cincinnati, Ohio</i> image. Click for full size.
By Adolphus A. Forbriger, circa 1855
3. Burnet House ; Hôtel Burnet, Cincinnati, Ohio
Image of hand-colored lithograph of Burnet House courtesy of the Library of Congress.
The Burnet House Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2016
4. The Burnet House Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here on the Vine St. side of the corner of the building.
Additional marker on site image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 27, 2016
5. Additional marker on site
An additional related marker is visible just a few steps away. Reading: This site was occupied before 1802 by an Indian mound • From 1802-1825 by the estate of Judge Jacob Burnet • From 1850-1926 by the Burnet House The marker is visible within the lobby that would be accessed through the Vine St. entrance of the building, if the entrance were open to the public.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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