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Kelton House
586 E Town St
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 464-2022
Yelp (6)
"he Kelton House Museum & Garden, located in the East Town Street Historic District, interprets urban life and the decorative arts in Columbus, Ohio during the second half of the 19th century, largely through the collection of the Sophia and Fernando Cortez Kelton family. eflecting the culturally..."
Jenifer S.
This was a super activity to do in Columbus if you like history and especially domestic history. The house is jammed with what life looked like in the home... more
Shawnie K.
I am a history buff and seek out the historical sites of any city I visit, which is one of the first things I did in Columbus. It took a little legwork, but... more
Sammy T.
The Kelton House pulls triple duty in modern times. First, it's a historical home filled with old furniture, decorations and history. Second it's a... more
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"Not only has the Kelton House contributed to the education of numerous adults and children but it has also played an instrumental role in the growth and revitalization of Town Street. With the help of the Junior League of Columbus, the East Town Street Historic District was created and is listed..."
"Standing for over 150 years at 586 E. Town St., the Kelton House is the cornerstone of the Town Street Historic District. Built by Fernando Cortez Kelton, a prosperous wholesaler of dry goods and pharmaceuticals, the Kelton House exhibits the restraint of the Greek Revival period while also..."
"LOCATION:The Kelton House Museum & Garden can befound on East Town Street, just 1 block or so west of the 71 Fwy.Cross streets are S. Washington Avenue and Lester Drive.DESCRIPTION/HISTORY:Sophia and Fernando Kelton built theirlarge, 2 story, brick Victorian Greek Revival town-home in 1854,..."
"Step back into Ohio's past in an elegant 19th century Columbus town home that served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Antique furniture, music boxes, and decorative accessories highlight a tour by a costumed docent or the self-guided audio tour. The Kelton House was built in 1852 by..."
"When Fernando Cortez and Sophia Stone Kelton built this house in 1852, it was the last residence on East Town Street and was surrounded by pastureland. Ardent abolitionists, the Keltons were members of the local antislavery society. Family tradition states that runaways were hidden in the barn at..."
"This charming Victorian-era house, which was built in 1852, now showcases 19th century life in Columbus. Once an important stop on the Underground Railroad, as slaves could stay here and then cross the Erie to Canada and freedom. The home, run by the Junior League, is surrounded by well-tended..."

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