The Livingston House was the home of Alexander W. Livingston. Livingston was born on October 14, 1822, near Reynoldsburg, Ohio. He grew up on his family's farm whereas a child, Livingston showed an interest in seeds and plants. Upon reaching adulthood, Livingston improved and stabilized of the wild tomato for commercial use, producing disease-resistant tomatoes suitable for every taste, soil, and climate. He perfected fourteen or more new, stable varieties, including his red Paragon and yellow Golden Queen tomato. Livingston's True Blue Seeds were nationally recognized as highest quality. Many Reynoldsburg residents worked at the 136-acre A.W. Livingston Buckeye Seed Gardens, or grew seed tomatoes for Livingston on their own land. His work ignited the popularity of tomatoes. Today, American tomato farmers earn more than $1.5 billion annually.