“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Granville in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Robbins Hunter Museum Avery-Downer House

The Marker image. Click for full size.
By Elia J. Prats, February 24, 2006
1. The Marker
Inscription. Built in 1842 in the Greek Revival Architectural Style for Alfred Avery from designs by Minard Lefever, the house subsequently served as a home for the Spelman (1845-1873), Downer and Cole families (1873-1902). The Phi Gamma Delta (1902-1930) and Kappa Sigma (1930-1956) fraternities. This house was bequeathed to the Licking County Historical Society by Robbins Hunter Jr. (1905-1979) as a Museum of the 19th century.

National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 1987 by Licking County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-45.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 4.061′ N, 82° 31.081′ W. Marker is in Granville, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on East Broadway (Ohio Route 661) west of Pearl Street (Ohio Route 661), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 East Broadway, Granville OH 43023, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bank of the Alexandrian Society (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Founding of Granville, The Licking Company / The Granville Site "The most eligible part"
The Building image. Click for full size.
By Elia J. Prats, February 24, 2006
2. The Building
(about 500 feet away); Granville Opera House (about 500 feet away); Bolen Memorial Park (about 500 feet away); The Granville Academy / The Anti-Slavery Movement (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granville.
More about this marker. The fraternities mentioned on the inscription were associated with Denison University.
Also see . . .
1. The Avery Downer House & Robbins Hunter Museum. (Submitted on February 27, 2006.)
2. Robbins-Hunter Museum. (Submitted on February 27, 2006.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2006, by Elia J. Prats of Columbus, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,831 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2006, by Elia J. Prats of Columbus, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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