Project Description

Case Barlow in Hudson, OH

Case-Barlow Farm

Hudson, Summit County, OH

National Register Nomination received $4,000 Ohio Pipeline Pilot Initiative Grant.

Preparation of National Register Nomination for the Case-Barlow Farm (#RS100003498) which will allow buildings to become eligible for grants, Federal and State historic tax credits. The farm is significant under Criterion A: Exploration/Settlement and Agriculture as representative of the early settlement and agricultural economy of the Connecticut Western Reserve with the migration of Chauncey and Cleopatra Case from Granby, Connecticut, to Hudson Township and construction of the 1831 Case Barlow Farm house; and, Social History for its association with their son Lowry “Lora” Case and the anti-slavery movement as a stop on the Underground Railroad. In addition, the Case-Barlow Farm is significant under Criterion C: Architecture as a compilation of farm buildings and structures representing the Federal style Classic I-House as well as utilitarian farm building types from the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century. The period of significance begins in 1831 with construction of the Case-Barlow Farm house and ends in 1947 when Kent Road, the road running past the farm, was re-named Barlow Road in honor of the Barlow family and their long, local history as descendants of early settlers and owners of the farm.

Project Partner

Julie Lindner, Member
Case-Barlow Farm, Board of Trustees