When did we start using cement to build structures?

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    In the United States, cement was born of necessity: construction of the Eire Canal. The need for mortar and cement to line the canals led to the discovery of natural cement deposits in New York In the United States, cement was born of necessity: construction of the Eire Canal. The need for mortar and cement to line the canals led to the discovery of natural cement deposits in New York in 1818. Portland cement as we know it today was patented in England in 1824.

    Probably the oldest recorded concrete house was built in Milton, Wisconsin, in 1844 by William Goodrich, A tradesman and inn-keeper, Goodrich wanted a home safe from Indian attacks and arson.

    The Ingalls Building in Cincinnati, Ohio, is nearly 90 years old and considered the world’s first reinforced concrete sky-scraper. It was built because concrete was cheaper than steel.

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    Both cement and concrete were used by the Romans in the first century BC and later.

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