Photograph of Lewis House


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Photograph of Lewis 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 Lewis House. Contact WHS at to request permission.

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Photograph of Lewis House is a picture, with genre photograph and historic buildings.

It was created in 1976.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

The Lewis House, located at 36 W. South Street, is shown in 1976. The structure is named after Elias Lewis, Sr., a bricklayer who built the house ca. 1834 and resided there until 1884. The land upon which the structure was built was sold to Lewis’s father, Jebadiah (an early Worthington pioneer) by Chester and Rhoda Griswold in 1820. The land had previously been owned by James Kilbourne and, prior to that, Nathaniel Little— both of whom cofounded the Scioto Company in Granby, Connecticut, in 1802 and first traveled from there to Central Ohio that same year to survey the area for potential settlement.

The property owner when this photo was taken was Dr. Wesley P. Cushman, a professor of health education at Ohio State University, who occupied the house from 1947 (with his family) until at least 1992.

Further historical details of the house are available via Robert W. McCormick’s Histories of Structures in Worthington and Sharon Township (1992) beginning on page 405.

It covers the topic homes.

It features the people Elias Lewis, Sr., 1786-1884, JP Nathaniel W. Little, Col. James Kilbourne, 1770-1850 and Wesley P. Cushman, 1908-1995.

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

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was digitized other analog in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 86-G-632.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0135.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on July 29, 2021. It was last updated August 2, 2021.