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Gardner House aka Turner House


"The Gardner House, built in 1896, has many distinctly Queen Anne architectural characteristics. Historically, it was the home of Lyman Gardner, founder of the Worthington Savings Bank. This ten-room home was considered a social center for the day with a ballroom on the third floor."

( From the Worthington Historical Society web site)


During 1339-1942, my high school years, at Worthington, Ohio I walked by this house countless times on Granville Road at the NW corner of Oxford and hardly noticed it. There was no stage or auditorium at the high school during those years, so we had to walk up the hill to what is now Kilbourne Middle School. I recall that the Doctor Turton family lived there at that time.


The National Register of Historic laces has these details:


Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering

Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown

Architectural Style: Queen Anne

Historic Person: Gardner,Lyman

Significant Year: 1896

Area of Significance: Architecture, Commerce

Period of Significance: 1875-1899

Owner: Private

Historic Function: Domestic

Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Current Function: Domestic

Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling


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Taken on June 16, 2012