Rush Creek Village Historic District

Residential subdivision centered along East South St., E of Morning St., Worthington, Ohio


Rush Creek Round House

Photo taken by Donald K. O'Brien

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In the summer of 2012,the Modernist, Mid-Century Classic was offered for sale at $589,000.

"A rare offering, the Orcutt House, also known as the Round House, is a modernist, mid-century home designed by Theodore van Fossen. Created as the hub of Rush Creek Village, all 47 dwellings in this historic yet largely unknown neighborhood were designed and sited by van Fossen. The property rests on 0.7 acre and includes the main house, three-season porch and porte-cochère, and studio/guest house. The single-floor family house comprises two interpenetrating circles. The house, which turns its back to the street, shelters a secluded patio and garden screened by mature trees. The lot is level, open, and is bordered by streets on two sides; a layout that affords complete privacy for family living."

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 14, 2003
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Wrighian
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Architecture; Landscape Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Natural feature; Single dwelling; Secondary structure; Road-related; Pedestrian related
Current functions
Natural feature; Single dwelling; Secondary structure; Road-related
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1950-1974; 1975-2000
Significant years
1954; 1956
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 53
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 7


20th Century (29,077)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1954 (73)
Built during 1950s (877)
District (10,360)
Franklin County, Ohio (361)
Ohio (5,107)
Private owner (54,396)
Stucco (7,816)
Theodore van Fossen (1)
Worthington, Ohio (29)

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2012: New photo from Donald K. O'Brien