Two Kings and a Commodore: The History of Otterbein University’s Oldest Residence Hall

PLEASE NOTE: The blog contains quite a few pictures so give it several minutes to download. They download haphazardly. It was anticipated that a blog about the history of a college dormitory would be fairly short. But unexpected discoveries grew into spinoffs. This blog ended up feeling like a long sentence diagrammed back in theContinue reading “Two Kings and a Commodore: The History of Otterbein University’s Oldest Residence Hall”

Architects Joseph Yost and Frank Packard in Ohio: Allen, Lucas, Paulding, Putnam, Seneca, Van Wert and Wood Counties

PLEASE NOTE: The blog contains quite a few pictures so give it several minutes to download. They download haphazardly. This blog showcases the known designs of Columbus architects Joseph Warren Yost & Frank Lucius Packard in Allen, Lucas, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wood Counties of Ohio. These two architects were in partnership during theContinue reading “Architects Joseph Yost and Frank Packard in Ohio: Allen, Lucas, Paulding, Putnam, Seneca, Van Wert and Wood Counties”

Architects Joseph Yost and Frank Packard in Ohio: Fairfield, Morgan, Muskingum and Perry Counties

PLEASE NOTE: The blog contains quite a few pictures so give it several minutes to download. They download haphazardly. This blog showcases the known designs of Columbus architects Joseph Warren Yost & Frank Lucius Packard in Fairfield, Morgan, Muskingum and Perry Counties of Ohio. These two architects were in partnership during the years 1892-1899; eachContinue reading “Architects Joseph Yost and Frank Packard in Ohio: Fairfield, Morgan, Muskingum and Perry Counties”

“It takes a village.” 1846: Westerville carpenter shops for clothes in Columbus; comes home with a college (Otterbein University).

PLEASE NOTE: The blog contains quite a few pictures so give it several minutes to download. They download haphazardly. Otterbein University first opened its doors in Westerville on September 1, 1847. This blog retells the founding story with the intent of re-emphasizing the contributions of a Westerville village resident and a Pickaway County farm family.Continue reading ““It takes a village.” 1846: Westerville carpenter shops for clothes in Columbus; comes home with a college (Otterbein University).”

Architects Joseph Yost and Frank Packard in Ohio: Clinton, Fayette, Highland, Madison, Pickaway and Ross Counties

PLEASE NOTE: This blog contains a number of pictures so give it several minutes to download. The pictures download haphazardly. This blog showcases the known designs of Columbus architects Joseph Warren Yost & Frank Lucius Packard in Clinton, Fayette, Madison, Pickaway and Ross Counties of Ohio. These two architects were in partnership during the yearsContinue reading “Architects Joseph Yost and Frank Packard in Ohio: Clinton, Fayette, Highland, Madison, Pickaway and Ross Counties”

Architects Joseph Yost and Frank Packard in Licking County, Ohio

PLEASE NOTE: This blog contains a number of pictures so give it several minutes to download. The pictures download haphazardly. This blog showcases the known designs of Columbus architects Joseph Warren Yost & Frank Lucius Packard in Licking County, Ohio. These two architects were in partnership during the years 1892-1899; each practiced separately before andContinue reading “Architects Joseph Yost and Frank Packard in Licking County, Ohio”

“Craze” Brings National Roque Tourney to Westerville in 1934. The stunning history of 32 West Home Street.

PLEASE NOTE: The blog contains quite a few pictures so give it several minutes to download. They download haphazardly. This effort didn’t begin with the intent of becoming a blog. The intent was to discover if 32 West Home Street in Westerville was designed by the prominent Columbus architectural firm of Yost & Packard. ItContinue reading ““Craze” Brings National Roque Tourney to Westerville in 1934. The stunning history of 32 West Home Street.”

Architects Joseph Yost and Frank Packard in Ohio: Crawford, Hardin, Marion and Wyandot Counties

NOTE: The blog contains quite a few pictures so give it several minutes to download. The pictures download haphazardly. This blog showcases the known designs of Columbus architects Joseph Warren Yost & Frank Lucius Packard in the region of Crawford, Hardin, Marion and Wyandot Counties of Ohio. These two architects were in partnership during theContinue reading “Architects Joseph Yost and Frank Packard in Ohio: Crawford, Hardin, Marion and Wyandot Counties”

Otterbein University’s Frank Museum of Art: the history of its 1877 church home.

PLEASE NOTE: This blog contains a number of pictures so give it several minutes to download. The pictures download haphazardly. This blog was rewritten December 12, 2021, after additional history was discovered at the Archives of Ohio United Methodism at Beeghly Library on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. In June 2019 bronzeContinue reading “Otterbein University’s Frank Museum of Art: the history of its 1877 church home.”

Architects Joseph Yost and Frank Packard in Ohio: Auglaize, Darke, Miami, and Shelby Counties

NOTE: This blog contains quite a few pictures so give it several minutes to download. The pictures download haphazardly. This blog showcases the known designs of Columbus architects Joseph Warren Yost & Frank Lucius Packard in the region of Auglaize, Darke, Miami, and Shelby Counties of Ohio. These two architects were in partnership during theContinue reading “Architects Joseph Yost and Frank Packard in Ohio: Auglaize, Darke, Miami, and Shelby Counties”