Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Brothers' House
As the legend of 316-318 E. Beck St. has it, two brothers began building side-by-side houses but got into a dispute during construction. Although assembly continued, each brother picked his own roof shape, window type and trim to be distinct from the other. When the brothers went off to the Civil War, their wives knocked a hole between the two halves—which was promptly bricked up again when the brothers returned. Whether or not the legend is true remains a mystery, but we are left to wonder at the very unique home.
• • • Historic German Village • • •
Image caption: Few homes in the district command a 'double take' more than the unusual Brothers' House.
Erected by German Village Society.
Location. 39° 57.036′ N, 82° 59.377′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on East Beck Street west of South Grant Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316-318 East Beck Street, Columbus OH 43206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Dispatch Newspaper Depot (a few steps from this marker); Hurryville (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Fetch (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frank Fetch Park (about 700 feet away); Year of Construction Early 1900s (about 800 feet away); Circa 1875 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brick Protest and Taking Action (approx. 0.2 miles away); Circa 1872 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.