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Westerville in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Alkire House

A Midwestern Classic

 
 
The Alkire House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 15, 2017
1. The Alkire House Marker
Inscription.
259
The Alkire House
Two Fifty Nine North State Street was built in pre-Civil war days by Garrit Sharp. To lay out the floor plan in a true direction, the North star was sighted one night in 1849 and construction was started the next day The Sharp family lived in a log cabin on the 450 acre military grant while the bricks were fired on the premises. The rafters were hand hewn from logs and the bark may still be seen. The wood work in the house is solid black walnut. The home passed to Alkires (descendants of the Sharps)
 
Location. 40° 7.973′ N, 82° 55.984′ W. Marker is in Westerville, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of North State Street (Ohio Route 3) and Old County Line Road, on the right when traveling south on North State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 259 N State St, Westerville OH 43081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Otterbein College (approx. half a mile away); Darling Nelly Gray (approx. half a mile away); Hanby House (approx. half a mile away); Heritage Green Park (approx. half a mile away); William Hanby, Freedom Crusader
The Alkire House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 15, 2017
2. The Alkire House Marker
full view of marker in front of house
(approx. half a mile away); The Home of Benjamin R. Hanby (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of Benjamin R. Hanby (approx. 0.6 miles away); Temperance Row Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westerville.
 
Categories. ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers
 
The Alkire House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 15, 2017
3. The Alkire House Marker
as seen from a distance
The Alkire House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 15, 2017
4. The Alkire House Marker
front elevation of the house
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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