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Carthage Flagpole - Cincinnati's Smallest Historic Landmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TwistyNye
N 39° 11.614 W 084° 28.865
16S E 717535 N 4341280
Quick Description: Cincinnati's smallest historic landmark: the 1868 Carthage Flagpole
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 3/14/2012 9:08:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMDZQ5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 9

Long Description:
This 50 foot flagpole is constructed of unpainted/untreated wood and iron. Its two wooden sections are joined by an overap of 10 feet with wrought iron reenforcement pins and braces. This waymark has the distinction of being "Cincinnati's smallest historic landmark." The flagpole itself stands near the sidewalk at 7011 Vine Street. At its base is a 1970 dedication plaque and an historic landmark seal from the City of Cincinnati Historic Conservation Board. To its south is another sign detailing much of its history.

The text that follows is from the sign to its south:
1858-1868, The flagpole was believed to be erected at the Avenue House, a local hotel and tavern, at the NW corner of what is now Seymour (2nd St.) and Vine (Hamilton St.). It was founded in 1858 by a Gernam immigrant, H.H. Lammers.

1969, The Sun Oil Company purchased the property for a gas station. The Civic League petitioned the City of Cincinnati for the ownership and the transfer was granted. The Sun Oil Company paid to have the flagpole moved and erectedat 7011 Vine Street.

1970, June 14th. The comunity celebrated their new/old flagpole

1982, May 12th. It became a Cincinnati Neighborhood Landmark, Cincinnati's smallest historical landmark.

2008, June 14th. The flagpole restored was rededicated.
Group that erected the marker: Historical Conservation Board - City of Cincinnati

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
7011 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH USA

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