Temperance Row Historic District

Temperance Row Historic District (HM1RVT)

Location: Westerville, OH 43081 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 7.454', W 82° 56.131'

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The Anti-Saloon League of America

— Otterbein College —

Side A

Here lived the reformers of the Anti-Saloon League of America
who led the movement that turned the United States "dry" in
1920 with the 18th Amendment prohibiting the manufacture, sale
or transportation of intoxicating liquor. Moving its headquarters
to Westerville in 1909, the League built a publishing house that
buried the liquor industry in a 10-year avalanche of books,
pamphlets and periodicals that helped win Prohibition and made
Westerville the "Dry Capital of the World." Rev. Purley A. Baker
(1858-1924), the League's general superintendent, bought 11 acres
and erected his rustic home at Park and Grove streets in 1910

Side B


League founder Howard Hyde Russell (1855-1946) built next door,
a house later owned by Ernest H. Cherrington (1877-1950), general
manager and chief of publications. These and four more houses
along Grove Street were dubbed "Temperance Row." The assemblage
of mostly Craftsman-style houses grew during the 1910s into a
park-like enclave of 27 homes and a row house built or occupied
by League leaders and workers. Prohibition ended in 1933 with
repeal of the 18th Amendment. Temperance Row is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places for its national, state and
local significance.
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HM NumberHM1RVT
Marker Number113- 25
Year Placed2010
Placed ByWesterville Historical Society Rotary Clubs of Westerville The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 9:07am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 335079 N 4443341
Decimal Degrees40.12423333, -82.93551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 7.454', W 82° 56.131'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 7' 27.24" N, 82° 56' 7.86" W
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Area Code(s)614
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131 W Park St, Westerville OH 43081, US
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