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Description: Dated February 9, 1945, this is a photograph captured from the lawn of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, looking across Gilbert Avenue. The photograph shows a Texaco gas station in front of a music school for which the sign reads "Piano, Violin, Etc.; Music; J. Ohio Guitar School." To the right of the music school is the "Beecher" movie theatre and the Beecher Cafe. The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is located at 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45206. Born in Litchfield, Connecticut on June 14, 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was a prolific author and abolitionist. She moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, to stay with her father, Reverend Lyman Beecher, a prominent religious leader, and his large family, a prolific group of religious leaders, educators, writers and antislavery and women's rights advocates. Harriet lived there during her formative years which later led her to write the best-selling novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin," a fictionalized account of the pain slavery imposed on its victims and of the difficult struggles of slaves to escape and travel via the Underground Railroad to freedom in the northern states or Canada. The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is an Ohio History Connection site managed locally by the Friends of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Inc. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P365_B13_F09_04
Subjects: Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896; Historic houses; Historic preservation; Women abolitionists - Ohio; Authors
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)