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Tour the Oldest Brick Home in Ohio

Betts House, Cincinnati, Ohio (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
Betts House, Cincinnati, Ohio (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
Betts House, Cincinnati, Ohio (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
Betts House, Cincinnati, Ohio (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

The Betts House has become very popular for its important history. Not only is it the oldest building in Cincinnati but it is also the oldest brick home in Ohio.

History

In 1804, the Betts House was constructed by William and Phebe Betts. At the time of its construction the family owned 111 acres surrounding the home. In fact the house was only two rooms when it was first built.

As the family grew and generations expanded, the home was added onto. The area in which the home sat grew to be more desirable. The land was sold off around the home and it quickly developed in neighborhoods and businesses.

Soon the Betts family moved out of the home and out into the Cincinnati suburbs. After the threat of neighborhood redevelopment, the home faced being torn down but a descendent of the Betts family saved it.

How to Visit

The Betts House is located at 416 Clark Street in Cincinnati, Ohio. The home now serves as a museum. For more information please visit the official website here.

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-Violet Sky

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