Monday, January 28, 2013

Train Depot, OP Chaney and The Prentiss School

This park and historic location is located in Canal Winchester not far from the old Town Hall building.

Panorama showing all the items of interest.
From left to right:
The Prentiss School building, O.P Chaney and Sons building, railroad cars, train depot

Here, you will find some unique structures.  Detailed information on these structures can be found at this website:  Canal Winchester History/Places

The Prentiss School:
Built in the mid to late 1800's, it was a one room school house that accommodated grades 1 - 8.  It was retired from school service in 1922.

O.P. Chaney and Sons:
The Chaney's started their grain endeavors in 1851, building several of these large structures over the companies life span.  This particular structure was a grain warehouse, storing the commodity until it was loaded on rail cars for transport.

Canal Winchester Train Depot:

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Ohio State House

Steeped in history, this building is open to the public during normal hours for guided and self guided tours.  I found the easiest way to get there is to go to the state underground parking(not very expensive) which has an entrance that leads right into the building and is pretty close to the museum and tour center.

I found going at 11am on Saturday to be a great time as the only people I bumped into during my two hour self guided tour were state police officers walking the building.
There are also guided tours for those who would like to hear about the history of the building from a knowledgeable historian.

The architecture is very fascinating and very intricate and detailed.   A lot of the handrails of the stairs are made of marble, and the hall floors are very detailed with small tiles that make patterns.

Exterior Images:

Interior Images:

Light pole on stairway

The Governor