: George McCormick made this Sheraton-style dining table for Ohio political leader Thomas Worthington's home, Adena, around 1806-1809. It is made of maple and walnut and decorated with curly maple veneer. It measures 42" by 39" by 29" (132 by 99 by 74 cm).
McCormick, a native of Virginia, worked on the construction of the nation's capitol building in Washington, D.C., under the direction of architect Benjamin Latrobe. It is believed that Worthington brought McCormick to Ohio around 1805 on the advice of Latrobe to work on Adena, which was also designed by Latrobe. McCormick remained in Chillicothe to build furniture for Worthington. After he completed work at Adena, he moved to Columbus, where he worked on the Ohio Statehouse. McCormick was also involved in Franklin County politics.
Thomas Worthington (1773-1827) was a native of Charles Town, Virginia (later West Virginia), who moved to the Northwest Territory in 1798 and settled in Ross County, where he quickly became a leader in the Ohio statehood movement. He was a strong opponent of Territorial Governor Arthur St. Clair, who wished to delay Ohio's entrance into the Union. Worthington emerged as a principal figure in the 1802 Constitutional Convention and spent much time in Washington lobbying for statehood. Politically active throughout his life, Worthington served as one of the first two U. S. senators from Ohio and as governor. View on Ohio Memory.
: M00208 Subjects
: Governors--Ohio; Ohio History--Settlement and Early Statehood; Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827; Furniture Places
: Chillicothe (Ohio); Ross County (Ohio)