Edmund Gleason Farm

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Edmund Gleason House
Edmund Gleason Farm (Boundary Increase)
Edmond Gleeson House NPS.jpg
Edmond Gleeson House
Edmund Gleason Farm is located in Ohio
Edmund Gleason Farm
Location 7243 Canal Rd., Valley View, Ohio
Coordinates 41°22′2″N 81°36′39″W / 41.36722°N 81.61083°W / 41.36722; -81.61083Coordinates: 41°22′2″N 81°36′39″W / 41.36722°N 81.61083°W / 41.36722; -81.61083
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha) (original)
13 acres (5.3 ha) (increase)
Built 1851
Architectural style Greek Revival (original)
Wisconsin Dairy Barn (increase)
Governing body National Park Service
MPS Agricultural Resources of the Cuyahoga Valley MPS
NRHP Reference # 78000377 and 93000075[1]
Added to NRHP December 18, 1978 (original)
March 12, 1993 (increase)

The Edmund Gleason Farm is a historic district in Valley View, Ohio, United States. The core house was built in 1851 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 along with another building, on a 2-acre (0.81 ha) property. The historic designation was expanded in 1993 to add 13 acres (5.3 ha) including a dairy barn.[1] In the twentieth century, the property became part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.[2]

Gleason's house is a sandstone structure built into a hillside near the main line of the Ohio and Erie Canal. Its plan is that of a simple rectangle, divided into two bays on the ends and five on the front and rear, with the main entrance in the middle bay of the facade. The ends rise to gables, and elements such as gable returns and an undecorated frieze produce a Greek Revival appearance. The original structure was modified circa 1880, when a shed-roofed wooden porch was constructed; it bears its own ornamentation, including a bracketed frieze and a spindled railing.[2]

Gleason and his wife Charlotte settled in present-day Valley View in an unknown year, although his first appearance in the tax records dates from 1843. According to the 1850 census, Gleason was a native of New York, and at the time of the census, he was engaged in farming.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 1. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 226-227.