Dover in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Jeremiah E. Reeves / The J.E. Reeves Victorian Home
Jeremiah E. Reeves
Jeremiah Reeves was born in England in 1845 and began his career in the mills of Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of ten. In 1867, he immigrated to the United States where he worked in the steel mills of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Connellsville, Pennsylvania. He met his wife Jane Rees in the latter place and they married in 1869. In 1883, Reeves acquired a steel rolling mill in Dover for $14,000. Despite a history of financial difficulties, the Reeves Iron Works would go on to expand several times and employ over 800 men. The iron works and later the Reeves Manufacturing Company established Dover as an industrial center during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The J.E. Reeves Victorian Home
In 1900, Jeremiah Reeves purchased 400 acres of land and a house owned by local farmer Valentine Wills. He immediately set to work renovating the house and once the work was completed, the original farmhouse had expanded to include seventeen rooms highlighted by a beautiful wrap around porch and topped off by a luxurious third floor ballroom. The adjoining carriage house was added to the property in 1902. The Reeves family lived in the home from 1901 through J.E. Reeves death in 1920 and his wife's in 1926. In 1975, the home was given to the
Erected 2009 by Dover Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 20-79.)
Location. 40° 30.929′ N, 81° 27.752′ W. Marker is in Dover, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 East Iron Avenue, Dover OH 44622, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reeves Steel World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Meigs (approx. half a mile away); The Ohio and Erie Canal / Canal Dover Toll House (approx. ¾ mile away); Christian Deardorff (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dover Concert Band, 1924 (approx. 0.9 miles away); W. W. Scott, 1891 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Al Maloney (approx. 1½ miles away); C. William "Bill" Kidd (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
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