Franklinton Rising prepares young, at-risk adults for careers in building trades. The organization also turns blighted residential properties into totally rebuilt, modern, efficient and durable houses, revitalizing the neighborhood.
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 varying 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 […]