Photograph of Orange Johnson House Burning of the Mortgage


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Photograph of Orange Johnson House Burning of the Mortgage 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 Orange Johnson House Burning of the Mortgage. Contact WHS at to request permission.

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Photograph of Orange Johnson House Burning of the Mortgage is a picture, with genre photograph and group portraits. Its dimensions are 7.94 in. x 10 in..

It was created on Friday, April 6, 1973.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

This photograph was taken on April 6th, 1973 at the Worthington Historical Society's Orange Johnson House at an event to celebrate the burning of the mortgage. The Worthington Historical Society purchased the Orange Johnson House on November 25th, 1963 for $22,500. After a nine year restoration project, the museum was dedicated on October 7th, 1972. Another milestone was reached on April 6th, 1973, just six months after the museum's official opening, when the mortgage on the property was paid off. The occasion was celebrated with a burning of the mortgage in the cooking fireplace at the museum. Pictured are Jack Wilbur (Trustee), Ruth Thormyer, Gordon Clark (Board President), Jane Trucksis (Curator) and George Thormyer (Restoration Architect/Building Committee Chair).

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 92-U-600a.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1230.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on April 28, 2021. It was last updated June 17, 2021.