Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Boyhood Home of Dr. Winthrop Smith Sterling
Dr. Winthrop Smith Sterling (1859-1943) founded Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity on November 13, 1903, at the Metropolitan School of Music in Cincinnati, where he served as dean. The Victorian frame house was built by his parents, Samuel Gano and Eliza Smith Sterling in 1867, and was home to Sterling family members until the early 1940s. A highly respected organist and university teacher, Dr. Sterling taught piano and organ in this home in which he had installed a 12-foot hydraulic pump organ in the "music room."
Erected 2003 by Mu Phi Epsilon and Tena Wahrmund Hehn and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 55-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 8.881′ N, 84° 30.94′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Interwood Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is about 800 feet north of Glenmary Avenue via Biddle Street. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (approx. ¾ mile away); Albert B. Sabin, MD (approx. one mile away); Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ludlow's Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); Albert Washington (approx. 1.4 miles away); Edison R. "Big Ed" Thompson (approx. 1.4 miles away); Manning Ferguson Force Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Also see . . . A History of Mu Phi Epsilon. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.