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OWU Ross Art Museum - Post Office

The landmark Delaware Post Office Building in Delaware Ohio now serves as the Ross Art Museum of the Ohio Wesleyan University. The early decades of the 20th century saw public buildings built across the country, each making a statement about the importance of institutions housed inside their walls. And, as a bustling city with a […]

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Old Delaware Jail - Delaware County Historical Society

Historic jail and sheriff’s home to be sold to Delaware County Historical Society DELAWARE — Two years ago, the Delaware County Commissioners rejected an opportunity to sell the historic county-owned jail and former sheriff’s home that sits atop a hill beside the historic courthouse just north of Downtown. The $156,000 offer from local attorney Michael […]

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Old Jail

Building also served as sheriff’s residence By Gary Budzakon March 26, 2021 Delaware County’s former jail and sheriff’s residence at 20 W. Central Ave. in Delaware has been sold to the Delaware County Historical Society. The Delaware County Land Bank has agreed to sell the county’s old jail and sheriff’s residence at 20 W. Central […]

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Old Genoa Township Hall to be moved down the road The historic building at the corner of Tussic Street Road and Big Walnut Road, which once served as the Genoa Township Hall, will be relocated not too far away from its present location. As for the historic building, the words “Genoe Town House 1880” are […]

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1808Delaware - news website

Landmarks Of Delaware County: The Hotel Blee 30 NOV, 2020 By: 1808Delaware The Hotel Blee may have had a troubled beginning, but it continues to provide residential space 130 years later — albeit of a more long-term variety. The sturdy brick structure at 42-46 East Winter Street was built as a hotel to replace a frame structure on the […]

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ThisWeek Community News - Delaware News - Historic Delaware County Courthouse

Delaware City Hall work reveals fire pole, plaster reliefs Delaware NewsPaul Comstock Delaware’s City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky St., housed the city fire department from its opening in 1937 until firefighters moved out and the building was renovated in the 1970s.  Now the building is in the final stages of a $1.3 million renovation project.  […]

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ThisWeek Community News - Delaware News - Historic Delaware County Courthouse

Delaware County Historic Courthouse restoration nearly finished Delaware NewsPaul Comstock – ThisWeek   A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the new veterans memorial in front of the Delaware County Historic Courthouse, where a yearlong restoration project nears completion.  Throughout the renovations, a statue of a Civil War […]

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National Registry of Historic Places - Plaque - Delaware County Ohio

Historic Delaware House Available Via Auction A historic Delaware house is undergoing a foreclosure auction, providing the possibility of obtaining a unique piece of local heritage. According to the website OhioForeclosures.com, the brick Italianate house at 249 North Sandusky Street is undergoing an online foreclosure auction ending on November 17. The current bid is $1,000, […]

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Landmarks Of Delaware County: Slocum Hall By: 1808Delaware   28 JUN , 2020   original post One of the historic gems on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University is gaining new shine these days. The University is undertaking an $11-million project to renovate Slocum Hall, including the restoration of its iconic Reading Room and its 70-foot-by-20-foot leaded glass […]

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Bicentennial Barn - McCammon Creek Park

McCammon Creek Park is the name of the newest property for Preservation Parks of Delaware County. March 17, 2020 by GARY BUDZAK The PPDC Board unanimously approved the name change at its meeting Friday at Hogback Ridge. McCammon Creek Park is near the Alum Creek Reservoir in Orange Township. The park consists of three areas, […]

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