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Van Wert in Van Wert County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Homestead

The Marsh Foundation Home and School

 
 
The Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
1. The Homestead Marker
Inscription.  
The National Register
of Historic Places

The Homestead

The Marsh Foundation
Home and School

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 40° 52.283′ N, 84° 34.035′ W. Marker is in Van Wert, Ohio, in Van Wert County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (Business U.S. 30) 0.1 miles east of North Wayne Street (Business U.S. 30), on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject house, between the front windows. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Van Wert OH 45891, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original plaque from Franklin Elementary School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Original Fourth Ward School Bell (approx. 0.7 miles away); Van Wert County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Do Not Turn Warning Flasher (approx. 0.8 miles away); Signal Cabinet And Flasher (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mile Marker Post (approx. 0.8 miles away); Signal Cabinet and Flashers (approx. 0.8 miles away); Caboose (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Wert.
 
Regarding The Homestead.
George H. Marsh Homestead (<i>southwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
2. George H. Marsh Homestead (southwest elevation)
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National Register of Historic Places #80003239.
 
Also see . . .
1. George H. Marsh Homestead and the Marsh Foundation School (Wikipedia). George H. Marsh settled in Van Wert at the age of twelve with his father. Growing to adulthood, he erected the present farmhouse in the first half of the 1860s; a two-story brick structure, it is a built in the plan of a cross. As the years passed, Marsh became very wealthy, and he became determined to use his wealth to help others. (Submitted on August 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Marsh Foundation. George and Hilinda Marsh and their daughter Katie, gave most of their substantial estate for the purpose of helping needy children and families. According to legend, George and Hilinda were traveling through Van Wert on a frosty winter night when they noticed two small boys huddled together in a dark deserted doorway. Moved with compassion, Hilinda said, “There George, we could use our money when we need it no longer, to establish a home for little fellows such as those.” (Submitted on August 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. National Register of Historic Places Asset Detail. (Submitted on August 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
George H. Marsh Homestead (<i>south elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
3. George H. Marsh Homestead (south elevation)
(marker visible between front windows)
Front door of the Homestead. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, January 22, 2022
4. Front door of the Homestead.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4. submitted on January 24, 2022, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio.

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May. 18, 2022