Florence Kenyon Hayden Rector (1882–1973) enrolled at The Ohio State University in 1901 and was one of the first female architects in Ohio. She was also the only female architect practicing in Central Ohio between 1900 and 1930. Kenyon Hayden Rector was active in the women’s suffrage movement on local and national levels.
Through the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities, two enterprises — Art & Clay on Main and Square Seven Coffee House — provide opportunities for people with different abilities to develop skills for employment.
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 […]
Randy Groff, a local historian and longtime community activist, talks about Lancaster, Ohio’s challenges and the future of the city. Photos courtesy of: Fairfield County Heritage Association
Lancaster was the home of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Union general known for Sherman’s March to the Sea, but it was also a city divided between pro-abolition and anti-abolition sentiments. Photos courtesy of: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Fairfield County Heritage Association, Library of Congress, Ohio History Connection