Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sewah Studios was founded in 1927 by Mr. E. M. Hawes and began operations on Marietta's west side at the site of the former Stevens Organ Factory. That facility was destroyed by fire in 1932 and a new factory was built on the Millgate property on Muskingum Drive. In 1954, the company was purchased by Mr. Gerald E. Smith and Mr. Lloyd M. Thomas who continued to operate and expand the company at the Millgate facility. In 1959, land for the current site was purchased and a new building was erected. The company has operated continuously at this location since that time.
Sewah Studios is the manufacturer of America’s finest historical markers and is the predominant supplier of historical markers in the country. Sewah markers can be found in every one of the 50 United States. A visitor to Marietta can observe Sewah markers and plaques identifying major historical points, business establishments, schools, and professional offices throughout the city. Tourists throughout the country are informed through markers produced here.
Sewah markers and plaques are cast of aluminum in a sand casting foundry located on these premises. Although a wide variety of markers are built here most of the markers are similar to this one in size and type of
Location. 39° 26.527′ N, 81° 26.66′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Creek Road and Colegate Drive, on the right when traveling west on Mill Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 190 Mill Creek Road, Marietta OH 45750, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catherine Fay Ewing / Frances Dana Gage (approx. ¾ mile away); Children’s Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Memorial to the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Marietta (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. Paul’s Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); House of Seven Porches (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mound Square (approx. 1.6 miles away); Christ United Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Northwest Ordinance, 1787 / The Ohio Company Purchase (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Regarding Sewah Studios. Thanks to the staff of Sewah Studios for inviting us to tour their factory and photograph their process of handcrafting markers.
Also see . . . Sewah Studios. (Submitted on March 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 290 times since then. This page was the Marker of the Week March 11, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on March 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.