: "Our House," a tavern, was refurbished by Charles Holzer, Sr.
Henry Cushing’s Ohio River Tavern, “Our House,” was the center of the Gallipolis community’s social life for many years. On Independence Day, 1820, the citizens of the town, after conducting appropriate ceremonies at the court house, paraded to Mr. Cushing’s tavern with a military escort in full regalia.
Our House was also the place where General Lafayette, on his triumphant tour of America, was entertained on Sunday, May 22, 1825, by the prominent citizens. In 1824, President James Monroe invited Lafayette to the United States as the "nation's guest"; during the trip, he visited all twenty-four states in the union at the time. In honor of his contributions to the American Revolution, many cities and monuments throughout the United States bear his name. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL06603 Subjects
: Historic houses; Historic preservation; Tourism; Ohio River; Architecture--Ohio Places
: Gallipolis (Ohio); Gallia County (Ohio)