Langstroth Cottage

303 Patterson Ave., Oxford, Ohio

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By Nyttend - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11244503

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Description 

From 1858 to 1887, this was the home of Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth (1810-1895), American Congregational minister, teacher, and apiarist, who in 1851 discovered the principle of the "bee space". This discovery led him to invent a moveable frame that made it possible to remove honey-laden combs from a hive without destroying it. The frame revolutionized beekeeping. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 21, 1981

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1976
Reference number
76001378
Areas of significance
Science; Agriculture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1858; 1887

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2017: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • August 18, 2016: Updated by Andrew Wood: Updated landmark status

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