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Ilisus of Ohio: Exploring the Grecian Ruins of the 1837 Alfred Kelley House

Posted on September 29, 2014

The Ohio-Lake Erie Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Arts is having an event on October 18 at 10:30am titled, Ilisus of Ohio: Exploring the Grecian Ruins of the 1837 Alfred Kelley House. The event will be held at the Visitor’s Center, Hale Farm and Village, 2686 Oak Hill Rd, Bath, OH 44210.

Architect William Heyer will present a history and lead a sketching opportunity of the remnants of the Alfred Kelley House at Hale Farm and Village. Kelley (1789–1859) was a politician, financier, railroad entrepreneur and lawyer, but is best known for the Ohio canal system. Born in Connnecticut, Kelley moved to Cleveland in 1810 and became involved in politics becoming the hamlet’s first executive in 1815. In the mid 1830’s, upon completing the canals, he built a monumental Greek Revival-style mansion of sandstone on E. Broad Street in Columbus. The remnants of this mansion were given to the Western Reserve Historical Society by the Ohio Historical Society in the late 1960s. Participants are encouraged to sketch and watercolor the piles of stones.

$20(members)  $25(non-members) for box lunch & access to Hale Farm

RSVP no later than October 14, 2014

ohio@classicist.org or 216-631-0557 Scholarships for students are available

 

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