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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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Old Jail Tours - Historic Property - Sheriff's Residence and Jail - Delaware Ohio - Delaware County Historical Society

The Delaware County Historical Society has arranged to offer Old Jail Tours at the historic Delaware County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail Saturday, October 26, 2019  2 – 4 pmat the historic Delaware County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail20 West Central St, Delaware OhioTour Leaders: Brent Carson and Dave Hejmanowski Guided tours of our iconic historic jail […]

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Old Jail Tours - Historic Property - Sheriff's Residence and Jail - Delaware Ohio - Delaware County Historical Society

The Delaware County Historical Society has arranged to offer Old Jail Tours at the historic Delaware County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail. Sunday, October 21, 2018  2 – 4pm at the historic Delaware County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail 20 West Central St, Delaware Ohio Tour Leaders: Jan Fleischmann and Dave Hejmanowski Guided tours of our iconic […]

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Old Delaware Jail - This Place Matters

Celebrating National Historic Preservation Month Here is one of the most iconic structures in Delaware.  This landmark, located at 20 West Central Avenue, was built in 1878 as the Delaware County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail. Shown in the photo are Delaware County Historical Society volunteers Dave Hejmanowski and Jan Fleischmann.  They appreciate the beautiful architecture […]

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This Place Matters - Delaware County Courthouse

Delaware County Historical Society takes the lead in the “This Place Matters” Campaign by posting the first photo, a photo of the front of The Barn at Stratford. This iconic 1848 Pennsylvania Dutch forebay barn, owned and managed by the Society, typifies 19th century farming in Delaware County. It’s hand-hewed beams, stone ends, and quality […]

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