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Boyhood Home of Dr. Winthrop Smith Sterling

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
1. Boyhood Home of Dr. Winthrop Smith Sterling Marker
Inscription.  
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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1890.
 
Location. 39° 8.881′ N, 84° 30.94′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Interwood
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
2. Boyhood Home of Dr. Winthrop Smith Sterling and Marker
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Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is about 800 feet north of Glenmary Avenue via Biddle Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3562 Interwood Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Probasco Fountain (approx. ¼ mile away); Greendale (approx. ¼ mile away); Lloyd House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clifton Jewish Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (approx. ¾ mile away); Daniel Drake, M.D (approx. 0.9 miles away); Albert B. Sabin, MD (approx. one mile 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.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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