- Title, side A
- George Barrett Cement House - Poor Man's Home, Rich Man's Palace
- Text, side A
- After his home was destroyed by fire, George Barrett decided to build a home that would survive another disaster. An article Barrett read by O.S. Fowler in New York described a new building material that used gravel, sand, and lime. Cement was a less expensive and more time efficient construction material than brick. Unable to get help from a mason, Barrett gathered the material and built the house himself. Completed in 1853, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
- Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Spring Valley Acts, and The Ohio Historical Society
- 4 E. Main Street
Spring Valley, OH 45370