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Lancaster in Fairfield County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

at the Reese-Peters House

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Decorative Arts Center of Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2019
1. Decorative Arts Center of Ohio Marker
Inscription.  

The Reese-Peters House, home of the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, is an exceptional example of transitional Greek Revival architecture demonstrating characteristics of both Federal and Greek Revival styles. The house was built in 1835 by Lancaster attorney William James Reese for his wife Mary Elisabeth Sherman in Lancaster's famous Square 13, now a National Register Historic District.

The Reeses left Lancaster in 1842. After two short periods of tenancy, the property was purchased in 1872 by Philip and Caroline Rising. The house and supporting buildings remained within Rising family through their daughter's descendants until 1995 when the property was donated to Fairfield County by the Philip R. Peters Trust.

Thoughtfully restored to its 19th-century elegance, the Decorative Arts Center opened as a museum in 2000. In addition to teaching about the history and architecture of the Reese-Peters House, the Center offers decorative arts exhibitions, art classes and other public programs for audiences of all ages.


 
Erected by Decorative Arts Center of Ohio.
 
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marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 39° 42.829′ N, 82° 35.997′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Ohio, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 22) west of High Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 East Main Street, Lancaster OH 43130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Ewing House (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Sifford House (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (within shouting distance of this marker); 140 East Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Giani-Mumaugh Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); The Fairfield Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Regarding Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. The Reese-Peters House contributes to the Lancaster
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2019
2. Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and Marker
National Register Historic District.
 
Also see . . .
1. Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. (Submitted on August 12, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the Reese Peters House and Collections. (Submitted on August 12, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Lancaster (OH) National Register Historic District.
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(Submitted on August 12, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Reese-Peters House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2019
3. Reese-Peters House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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