Michael Jacobs House
The historic Michael Jacobs house was built by its namesake in 1907.
Backstory and Context
Michael Angelo Jacobucci was born in Italy in 1862. As a young man in Italy, he worked as a stone cutter and mason and then became apprentice in granite and marble quarries. He immigrated to America (it is not clear when) and first settled in Chicago. There, he got a job with a construction firm and studied architecture at night. In 1901, he moved here to Columbus to manage the Montana Sandstone Quarry Company, which was located just to the north of the city. He got into local politics, becoming an alderman in 1907. One of the buildings he erected, owned, and managed in the city was the Atlas Building, which still stands today and housed a bowling alley, billiard room, saloon, and restaurant. As noted above, Jacobs became served one term as mayor from 1913-1914. He established another business called the Stillwater Monumental Works Company in 1914, which made stone carvings such as tombstones. Jacobs passed away in 1927.
Koop, Michael. "Michael Jacobs House." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. January 28, 1987. https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/86003676_text.
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