George Webster Jr. and Marie Daugherty, House

Also known as: Webster House
926 S. Washington St., Marion, Indiana

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Description 

This was the home of Marie Webster (1859-1956), a master of quilting and a noted advocate of this artistic craft. Webster did not begin quilting until she was 50 years old; her first quilt, based on the traditional Rose of Sharon pattern, displayed Webster's creative talent, resulting in a stunning three-dimensional effect. In 1911 and 1912, Webster's unique designs were featured in Ladies Home Journal. The popularity of these designs led to the publication in 1915 of her book, Quilts: Their History and How to Make Them. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 4, 1993

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 1992
Reference number
92000678
NR name
Webster, George, Jr. and Marie Daugherty, House
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival
Areas of significance
Social History; Art
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Business; Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1900-1924
Significant years
1911; 1915; 1921