Morris House

Also known as: Morris--Dresbach House
149 W. Union St, Circleville, Ohio


Morris House

Here's what Wikipedia says about the Morris House:

"Located on Union Street near the city's downtown, it is an ornate Gothic Revival structure.[2] A two-story structure built of brick and sandstone upon a stone foundation and covered with a slate roof,[3] it is divided into seven rooms.[2]

"The house was built in 1865 for the family of Samuel Morris, the president of the local Third National Bank. Morris chose many elaborate features for his house, such as decorative slates for the roof, multiple gables on the roofline, and elaborate bargeboards overhanging the ground. Inside, the house retains its original hardwood floors and fireplace mantels. Two porches serve the main entrances to the house: the front porch was part of Morris' design, although the rear porch was built in the early twentieth century.[2]

"Both before and after the Morris family left the house in 1922, it was well maintained. Today, it is one of Circleville's best Gothic Revival houses.[2] In recognition of its architectural significance, the Morris House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979."

Photo taken by Donald K. O'Brien in March 2014



Street View 

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 3, 1979
Reference number
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant year


19th Century (37,522)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1865 (304)
Built during 1860s (3,706)
Circleville, Ohio (15)
Have Street View (43,993)
House (27,432)
Ohio (5,107)
Pickaway County, Ohio (39)
Private owner (54,396)
Sandstone (4,861)
Slate (5,715)
Stone (26,161)

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2017: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • August 1, 2016: Updated by Andrew Wood: Updated coordinates
  • August 1, 2016: New Street View added by Andrew Wood
  • March 10, 2014: New photo from Donald K. O'Brien