While we were in Carrollton, we checked out The Masterson House. This is a very beautiful historic house. It was built by Richard and Sarah Masterson at the turn of the 19th century. It was also the first brick house to be built between Cincinnati and Louisville and was also the first meeting house for the Methodist Church. It is the oldest known two story brick house still standing on the Ohio River between Pittsburgh and Cairo. It was built by slaves out of native bricks, laid in Flemish Bond style that was burned on the site.
It is neat to see these old house and see how they are so welled cared for and still look beautiful. Looking at them you would never guess they were that old. There is also a family cemetery on the property. I love looking at all the old headstones and the dates that are on them.
Next to the cemetery we found a cool thing. We found a time capsule. It makes you wonder what kind of things they will find when it is time to open it.
The Masterson House is located on US Highway 42, 2111 Highland Ave.
They offer tours of the house, but the day we were there they were closed.
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|The time capsule|