Zachariah Foss House - Washington, MO
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N 38° 33.628 W 091° 00.649
15S E 673315 N 4269877
Historic house on the Missouri River front.
Waymark Code: WM10J46
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 05/13/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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County of marker: Franklin County
Location of marker: E. Front St. & Lafayette St., Washington
Marker Erected By: Washington Historical Society
Date Marker Erected: 2008

Marker Text:

This house was purchased by Zachariah and Amelia Foss in 1848. Zachariah was a cabinetmaker and Amelia was a teacher of English-speaking children. The house served as a school and is Washington's oldest surviving frame structure. The cellar was exposed by regrading streets in the 1870's. Mr and Mrs. Foss' daughter married James W. Owens, the only son of Washington's founders.

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History of Mark:
"Located on the southeast corner of Front and Lafayette streets, this two-story frame was built near the former ferry landing. In later years the streets were graded, exposing the brick-and-concrete foundation of the house. Emily Foss married James W Owens, son of the town's founder." ~ WHS

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