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Ansel D. Walling House

Instead of following U.S. 23 around Circleville, Ohio enroute to Columbus, we drove into town. I used my copy of historic places to locate this house. Viewing the old house made the Columbus trip much more interesting than usual.


I found some interesting information in Wikipedia:


The Ansel T. Walling House is a historic house in Circleville, Ohio, United States. An Italianate structure that was built in 1869,[1] it was the home of Ansel T. Walling, a state and federal legislator.[2]


A native of New York, Walling settled in northeastern Ohio in 1843, where he began to publish a local newspaper. After serving as a clerk for the Ohio House of Representatives, he and his wife Sarah moved to Circleville in 1863; there they bought land and soon began to erect a house.[2] Completed in 1869, its brick walls rest on a foundation of sandstone and are covered with an asphalt roof.[3] Elements such as a bracketed cornice and a pitched roof with prominent eaves make the house distinctively Italianate; it is one of Circleville's best Italianate houses.[2]


Major dates in the Walling House's history include Walling's death in 1896, his widow's death in 1922,[2] and its designation as a historic site in 1987. In that year, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, qualifying because of its connection to Walling and because of its well-preserved historic architecture.

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Taken on December 15, 2011