Ansel T. Walling House

146 W. Union St., Circleville, Ohio


Ansel D. Walling House

Photo taken by Donald K. O'Brien



Street View 

Historic significance 


The Ansel T. Walling House is a historic house in Circleville, Ohio, United States. An Italianate structure that was built in 1869,[1] it was the home of Ansel T. Walling, a state and federal legislator.[2]

A native of New York, Walling settled in northeastern Ohio in 1843, where he began to publish a local newspaper. After serving as a clerk for the Ohio House of Representatives, he and his wife Sarah moved to Circleville in 1863; there they bought land and soon began to erect a house.[2] Completed in 1869, its brick walls rest on a foundation of sandstone and are covered with an asphalt roof.[3] Elements such as a bracketed cornice and a pitched roof with prominent eaves make the house distinctively Italianate; it is one of Circleville's best Italianate houses.[2]

Major dates in the Walling House's history include Walling's death in 1896, his widow's death in 1922,[2] and its designation as a historic site in 1987. In that year, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, qualifying because of its connection to Walling and because of its well-preserved historic architecture.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 14, 1987
Reference number
NR name
Walling, Ansel T., House
Architectural style
Victorian: Italianate
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1869; 1896; 1923
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1


19th Century (37,603)
Ansel T. Walling (1)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1869 (323)
Built during 1860s (3,733)
Circleville, Ohio (15)
Have Street View (44,086)
House (27,506)
Italianate (5,090)
Ohio (5,109)
Pickaway County, Ohio (39)
Private owner (54,396)
Sandstone (4,861)
Victorian (19,697)

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2017: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • June 21, 2012: New Street View added by wdzinc
  • December 23, 2011: Essay added by Donald K. O'Brien
  • December 23, 2011: New photo from Donald K. O'Brien
  • December 22, 2011: New photo from Donald K. O'Brien