: "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.
n the American Revolution, Lafayette served as a major-general in the Continental Army under George Washington. Wounded during the Battle of Brandywine, he still managed to organize a successful retreat. He served with distinction in the Battle of Rhode Island. In the middle of the war, he returned to France to negotiate an increase in French support. On his return, he blocked troops led by Cornwallis at Yorktown while the armies of Washington and those sent by King Louis XVI under the command of General de Rochambeau, Admiral de Grasse, and Admiral de Latouche Tréville prepared for battle against the British. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL06604 Subjects
: Historic houses; Historic preservation; Tourism; Ohio River; Architecture--Ohio Places
: Gallipolis (Ohio); Gallia County (Ohio)