Luther Burbank Birthplace

Summary

Luther Burbank (1849-1926), an American plant breeder, naturalist, and author, was especially noted for his experiments with plants, fruits, and vegetables. He was born in this house, built around 1800 and originally located in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Although he attended local schools there, much of his knowledge about nature and plant life came from reading books at the public library.

Luther Burbank (1849-1926), an American plant breeder, naturalist, and author, was especially noted for his experiments with plants, fruits, and vegetables. He was born in this house, built around 1800 and originally located in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Although he attended local schools there, much of his knowledge about nature and plant life came from reading books at the public library.

Artifact

House

Date Made

circa 1820

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Massachusetts, Lancaster 

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

36.811.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Pine (Wood)
Plaster
Brick (Clay product)
Glass (Material)

Color

Red
Black (Color)
White (Color)

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