Martha Washington Star

10802 State Route 718 Laura, Ohio

Martha Washington Star

The owner selected this pattern because it coordinated very well with the barn.   The farm is designated a Century Farm – having been in the same family for over 100 years.  The red barn with white trim is one of the best kept Bank barns in the County.  Built approximately 1880, it is constructed of wood held together with wooden pegs, but in order to preserve the barn, metal siding was put on about 1976 and a new metal roof in 2006.    The barn was used for hay, straw, grain, and livestock until 1960, but now is used mostly for storage.   The farm is referred to as the Cassel-Fessler Farm.   “The farm was purchased by Rudolph Cassel, grandfather of my dear deceased wife, Shirley.   Rudy purchased it from his father-in-law, Samuel Jackson, in 1904.   Rudolph sold it to Shirley’s father in 1931, and Shirley and I purchased it in 1974.”

This property is located due west of Pleasant Hill.   State Route 48 runs north and south through the center of Pleasant Hill and Rt. 718 intersects in the center of town, where you will find the famous Civil War Monument, erected in 1895.   Travel west on Rt. 718 for approximately 3.3 miles, property will be just past Harshbarger Rd.

Sponsor: Miami County Farm Bureau Women


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