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Hanby House photograph
Description: Exterior view of the home of popular composer Benjamin R. Hanby, in Westerville, Ohio, April 2001. The house was built in 1846 and occupied by the Hanby family from 1853 to 1870. Hanby (1833-1867) was a famous composer from Westerville who attended Otterbein College and became a minister in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. A music composer, he wrote "Darling Nellie Gray," (1856) which depicted some of the evils of slavery. He also wrote "Up on the Housetop" and "Who is He in Yonder Stall?" The Hanby House has been open to the public since 1937. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL01011
Subjects: Cultural Ohio--Popular Culture; Composers; Multicultural Ohio--Religion in Ohio; Music; Arts and Entertainment
Places: Westerville (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)