John Sherman Birthplace

137 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio

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Description 

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. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 29, 1964

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000609
NR name
Sherman, John, Birthplace
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1823; 1832

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2016: Updated by Andrew Wood: Updated coordinates