Architectural historian Jeff Darbee explores the Square 13 Historic District, where notable homes — including William Tecumseh Sherman’s house — are located. The Reese-Peters House, built in 1835, is one of the great Greek Revival homes of Ohio. In 1994 the Philip R. Peters Trust donated the property to the Fairfield County Commissioners for a […]
Jeff Darbee and his wife, Nancy Recchie, a fellow architectural historian, visit Christ the King Church, which Nancie attended growing up. They explore how architecture has developed over the years with the change of liturgy in the Catholic Church.
Architect Louis Sullivan was Frank Lloyd Wright’s mentor and is considered the father of modern skyscrapers. Newark is restoring its jewel-box bank created by Sullivan. The Licking County Foundation plans to transform the landmark into a public space this year. Historic photos: Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago, Emery Photography Inc., Licking County Foundation, Licking […]
Join local architectural historian Jeff Darbee for a visit to Springfield to see the grand and historic Odd Fellows Home for the Orphans, Indigent and Aged. Photos courtesy of: Archives of the Clark County Historical Society in Springfield, Ohio Columbus Metropolitan Library Library of Congress Ohio History Connection Ohio Memory Photohio
Local architectural historian Jeff Darbee meets with members from Young Ohio Preservationists to examine an endangered building at Taylor and Mt. Vernon avenues, on the East Side, that they hope to save and more.