HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District will hold a public meeting regarding the disposition of the Judge Joseph Barker, Jr. house, Dec. 11, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Campus Martius and Ohio River Museum, 601 Second Street, Marietta, Ohio.
The Corps has entered into a process of consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act to seek the public’s input as alternatives are developed. Thus far, this consultation has included several individuals, organizations, and local governments, including the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, federally recognized Native American Tribes and the cities of Marietta, Ohio and Parkersburgh, W.Va.
The Judge Joseph Barker, Jr. house is located in Washington County, Ohio and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Reference Number 79001979. The structure was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 26, 1979. Its significance is largely tied to Barker and his father, Joseph Barker Sr., an early settler and master builder in the region.
The two and a half story frame and brick structure was constructed in 1832 on what is now federal property that is adjacent to the Willow Island Locks and Dam. In the 1960’s it was used as a field office during construction of the Willow Island Locks and Dam but is now abandoned and has fallen into disrepair.
For more information or questions please contact the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.
Release no. PA 13-70