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The Oldest House in Central Ohio Started Life In Connecticut In 1796

Would you like to own a piece of history? This home was built more than two centuries ago, more than 650 miles away.

Built by politician Christopher Manwaring in 1796, this Georgian-style home was moved hundreds of miles from New London, Connecticut to a quiet, two-acre lot in Granville, Ohio.

The home has 4 bedrooms, 4 and a half bathrooms, and 4,500 square feet. It has also hosted some famous guests. Presidents Andrew Jackson and James Madison have both walked the halls of the home.

In 1905, the home, which had remained in the Manwaring family until that point, was donated to a local hospital and used as a student dorm. In the 1960s, the home was broken down into pieces, donated to the University of Connecticut Foundation, and moved into storage where it would spend the next 30 years.

It was purchased in the early 1990s, and in 1995 it was reassembled in Granville. It took 17 months to complete the rebuild. Missing parts from the home were replaced with salvaged pieces, including the Victorian windows and fireplace cheeks.

The home sold most recently in 2018. At the time, listing agent Lisa McKivergin spoke with, saying “People think old houses are creaky and are compromises, but this one was so well redone that it functions like a new house but is still respectful of what was authentic in those days. From this one-million-piece puzzle…they assembled this house. It’s remarkable.”

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