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Ohio Guide Photographs
Description: Caption reads: "The Old Wheeler Tavern. August 21, 1936. District 1. District 6. Mercer County." Built around 1835, by Portius Wheeler, the Wheeler Tavern is located near the Shawnee Ford of the Scioto River in Kenton, Ohio. The colonial style house was built to accommodate travelers on the Old Sandusky Trail that ran from Cincinnati to Sandusky and was the first residence constructed of brick in Hardin County. The mansion served as a station on the Underground Railroad, and some of the travelers that stayed were Henry Clay, General Harrison, and Stephan A. Douglas. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B09F01_001_001
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic--Ohio--Pictorial works.; Architecture--Ohio--Pictorial works., Colonial; Underground Railroad--Pictorial works.
Places: Kenton (Ohio); Hardin County (Ohio)