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The Oldest House in Central Ohio Started Life In Connecticut Where It Stood For 160 Years (And It’s For Sale)

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.

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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.

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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.

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It was purchased in the early 1990s, and in 1995 it was reassembled in Granville. It took 17 months to complete the rebuild.

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The unique color pallet, the paint colors, and wallpaper are as close to the original design as the new owners could find. Missing parts from the home were replaced with salvaged pieces, including the Victorian windows and fireplace cheeks.

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Now, the home is up for sale again. For $878,000 homeowners can have their very own piece of colonial history, right here in Central Ohio.

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