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The Ohio House - The Fairmount Park Historic District - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon
N 39° 59.093 W 075° 12.977
18S E 481534 N 4426101
Quick Description: An 1876 house built for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2008 5:40:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM4C99
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 57

Long Description:
The Victorian Gothic Ohio House stands today as one of two surviving buildings from the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition held in Fairmount Park in 1876. The Ohio House was designed by Heard and Sons of Cleveland and constructed by the local Philadelphia builder Aaron Doan & Company to serve as a club house and exhibition hall for the state of Ohio during the Centennial. The building was constructed of heavy stone masonry showcasing Ohio quarries and masons through intricately carved stone detailing on the building's facade.

Today, the Ohio House is of both local and national significance and was individually listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 1963 and as a contributing structure to the Fairmount Park Historic District on the NRHP in 1972.

Currently it is being used as a coffee shop.
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Fairmount Park

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

4700 States Drive Philadelphia PA, 19131

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Other (Please explain in the Private Message field)

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

Optional link to narrative or database: Not listed

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