Archaeological Investigations at the Historic Frazee-Hynton House, Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Author(s): Vergil E. Noble

Year: 1992


During the early spring of 1988 plans were in the works to install a new ground water drainage system about the historic Frazee-Hynton House within Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area. That National Register property, which is reputed to be the second oldest extant brick residence in the region, was subject to preliminary archeological testing in 1984. Those investigations demonstrated the existence of dense cultural deposits at the site. Therefore, it was necessary to perform additional excavations in advance of the proposed ground disturbance. The archeological team collected nineteen excavation units in addition to the three units excavated in 1984. Each drainage line unit laid out in 1988 straddled the proposed path of that system. The majority of units, however, fell to the rear of the house, where cultural materials were most concentrated. Additional investigations were carried out in the kitchen crawlspace and against the kitchen foundation.

Excavations at the Frazee-Hynton House resulted in the recovery of a large artifact assemblage representing the entire range of historic occupation. In addition, the investigations produced evidence of a prehistoric component at the site. Several historic features, including a stone foundation and an apparent privy vault, also were discovered. Based upon preliminary evaluation of the archeological findings, recommendations for slight shifts in the drainage system alignment were made to planners. When the development plan was implemented in the fall of 1988 archeologists monitored all trenching operations. Collections and records generated at that time are incorporated into this report.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Investigations at the Historic Frazee-Hynton House, Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Vergil E. Noble. 1992 ( tDAR id: 34511) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8BR8QWX

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.971; min lat: 41.275 ; max long: -81.375; max lat: 42.096 ;

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Sponsor(s): National Park Service

Prepared By(s): Midwest Archaeological Center

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 30963

NADB citation id number(s): 000000144565


General Note: Submitted to: National Park Service

General Note: Sent from: Midwest Archaeological Center

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