Joshua Reed Giddings Law Office

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Giddings, Joshua Reed, Law Office
Joshua R. Giddings Law Office, Chestnut & Walnut Streets, Jefferson (Ashtabula County, Ohio).jpg
Joshua Reed Giddings Law Office is located in Ohio
Joshua Reed Giddings Law Office
Location 108 E. Jefferson St, Jefferson, Ohio
Coordinates 41°44′26″N 80°46′9″W / 41.74056°N 80.76917°W / 41.74056; -80.76917Coordinates: 41°44′26″N 80°46′9″W / 41.74056°N 80.76917°W / 41.74056; -80.76917
Built 1838
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74001396
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 30, 1974[1]
Designated NHL May 30, 1974[2]

The Joshua Reed Giddings Law Office is a National Historic Landmark in Jefferson, Ohio. Joshua Reed Giddings was a prominent abolitionist who served as a US Representative from 1838 to 1859. His Federal style two-room offices were located next to Giddings' house at 104 N. Chestnut St. The building was moved to 108 E. Jefferson Street in 2013 to make way for a McDonald's Restaurant. The law office and Jefferson Village Police Department currently reside on the land formally occupied by Jefferson Elementary School which was demolished in 2009. The land is now known as Giddings Park.

The building is now a museum owned and operated by the Ashtabula County Historical Society.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Joshua R. Giddings Law Office". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 

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