Gideon Hart House

636 S. Hempstead Rd., Westerville, OH

Photos 

gideon hart homestead.jpg

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Description 

The Gideon Hart House is the oldest home in Westerville, Ohio, United States. Built in 1820, it was originally built by Gideon Hart on land awarded to his father for service in the Revolutionary War.

The house has seen multiple updates over the years, but much of the original structure and details are still intact. There are still burn marks on the original wood floors, imported tile around each of the three fireplaces (installed 1928), and even bark on the main support beam of the home. Most notably, the home's kitchen, which was added in the 1940s, was completely demolished and rebuilt in 2002-2003.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 14, 1973
Reference number
73001442
NR name
Hart, Gideon, House
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1800-1824
Significant year
1820

Tags 

19th Century (36,810)
Built 1820 (201)
Built during 1820s (1,802)
Franklin County, Ohio (361)
Have Street View (41,471)
House (27,024)
Ohio (5,089)
Private owner (54,396)
Stone (26,162)
Westerville, Ohio (15)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2018: Updated by Brian Manville: Corrected address

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