As a one-time Ohio resident (go Miami Redhawks!) I can say with confidence that it's a state with a heckuva lot going for it. Cities like Cincinnati and Cleveland are on the rise, there's a hometown localism that's hard to ignore, and it has that American-flags-painted-on-barns-in-the-middle-of-giant-fields spirit infused throughout.
This week's Historic Properties for Sale post features three oh-so buyable places in Ohio, only one of which is actually a house.
Weiant-Wehrle House - Newark, Ohio
Nestled in a close, social neighborhood, which hosts the active Historic Hudson Community Association, this 4,000 square foot, 6-bedroom home is a preservationist dream.Built in 1890 out of brick and stone, the home features a wraparound porch is on a double city lot with a detached carriage house.
Libbey High School - Toledo, Ohio
Okay, so technically this went up for auction in August, but it's still a neat property to gawk over, so I'm including here with no hesitancy. If I didn't know otherwise, I might say it was the school from Sabrina the Teenage Witch - it's Just. That. Classic. (But why do school systems always drop the ceilings and reduce window height??)
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church - Cincinnati, Ohio
Vacant since 1989, this church is the primary landmark of Sedamsville, a Near West Side community two miles from downtown. It is beautifully sited on a hilltop overlooking the Ohio River andKentucky hills. Our Lady of Perpetual Help is an ornate Gothic Revival brick church designed by German-American architect Adolph Druiding. It features ornamental brickwork, a rose window, an interior balcony and a 170’ spire.
David Garber is a member of the Digital and New Media team at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.