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Sherman Birthplace

Lancaster, Ohio
County of Fairfield.
137 East Main Street
National Register Number: 66000609
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: OH-7 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Civil War Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 29, 1964):
This is the birthplace of Senior Republican Senator John Sherman (1823-1900), who wrote the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890), the first attempt by the Federal Government to regulate industry. He also served in the U.S. House and as Secretary of State. His older brother, William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Army General, was also born here.

The NHL is in good condition.

Since the last reporting period, new cabinets in the retail/gift sales area; new exhibit cabinets on the second floor; John Sherman's picture was restored; General Sherman's portrait was restored; Portrait of Sherman prior to military was recovered after 28 years; fireplace was redone in kitchen; and, trees were replaced in the garden area.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
Brick was thrown in fornt window, but the repairs were made immediately.

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