Westerville in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Alkire House
A Midwestern Classic
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 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. • Architecture • Settlements & Settlers •
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 49 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.