Monday, November 8, 2010

LISTED: The Stone House on Mason Road Officially Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

On October 28, 2010, the Stone House, located amongst the apple orchards of Quarry Hill Orchards on Mason Road in Berlin Heights, was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is the first property in Berlin Heights to be listed on the National Register. The Stone House, a small Greek Revival structure built solely of quarried sandstone, qualified for the National Register listing under Criterion C- architecture. The house was constructed around 1835 by Connecticut native, Joseph Tucker.

The National Register nomination was completed by Lisa Yako of Historical Research Partners of Huron at the request of William Gammie, owner of the Stone House and Quarry Hill Orchards and Winery. Gammie hopes to renovate the house now that its status as an architectural gem has been confirmed by the National Park Service. The nomination process from the preliminary questionnaire to the final listing took over a year. Yako is currently working on the National Register nomination for McCormick School in Huron.

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