Photograph of 623 High Street, The Ripley House


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Photograph of 623 High Street, The Ripley House from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Photograph of 623 High Street, The Ripley House. Contact WHS at to request permission.

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Photograph of 623 High Street, The Ripley House is a picture, with genre photograph and historic buildings. Its dimensions are 3.5 in. x 4.88 in..

It was created in April 1993.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

This photograph captures a view of the entire north side of the Ripley House, at 623 High Street, during the time between the razing of the Snouffer Motor Garage and the building of La Chatelaine in 1993.

The Ripley House is one of twenty nine Worthington sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The structure was built ca. 1818-1819 and is a fine example of an early 19th century combination residential and commercial property. Christopher Ripley was a clerk of the Worthington Manufacturing Company store in Columbus until it closed in 1819, at which time he moved to Worthington. During the 1820s, Ripley made Worthington his home and was a merchant and an active member of the New England Masonic Lodge. The house is the birthplace of Christopher's son Roswell S. Ripley (b. 1823, d. 1887), a graduate of West Point and Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. Christopher Ripley gave up his Worthington business and returned to New York around 1827, when son Roswell was four years old.

Over subsequent years the structure has served both residential and commercial uses. Stephen and Prudence Peck owned the home for nearly three decades including during the 1850's when Peck served as mayor of Worthington. It has also been a doctor's office, a dentist, a gift shop and most recently commercial offices.

The building has been expanded to the west, but retains distinctive features like the twin quarter-round attic louvers.

It covers the topics historic sites and homes.

It covers the city Worthington. It covers the area Old Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 93-G-191.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1197.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on December 2, 2020. It was last updated February 24, 2023.