Cummins Home Historical

Cummins Home Historical (HM1TY6)

Location: Marion, OH 43302 Marion County
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N 40° 35.348', W 83° 7.313'

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Side A Thomas Stinson Cummins, owner of a successful dry
goods store, built his home in the early 1870s on
the outskirts of the growing village of Marion. The
home was purchased in 1889 by Henry M. Barnhart,
an inventor, and co-founder of the Marion Steam Shovel
Company. In 1927, it was sold to the Schaffner- Queen
firm of funeral directors and converted into a funeral
home. Franklin Schaffner had previously been responsible for the funeral
arrangements for President and Mrs. Warren G. Harding. A succession
of businesses has maintained it as a funeral home. As of
2016, the buildimg is occupied by the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger &
Snyder Funeral Home.

Side B
The home, built in the Second Empire style popular in post-Civil
War design, features a Mansard roof that provided space for a
ballroom with an adjacent receiving area and tea room. The attic
was subsequently converted to a coffin showroom. Exterior
modifications included the removal of the dome atop the octagonal
tower, replacement of the original one-story columns and porch
with two-story iconic columns supporting a balcony and topped
with a pediment, as well as the addition of several rooms. The
first floor features 12-foot ceilings, ornate chandeliers, walnut
woodwork, and elaborate plasterwork. It remains one of the few
of the grand homes which were once the showcases of
the industrial and business leaders of Marion.
HM NumberHM1TY6
Year Placed2016
Placed ByMarion County Historical Society The Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 320436 N 4495312
Decimal Degrees40.58913333, -83.12188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 35.348', W 83° 7.313'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 35' 20.88" N, 83° 7' 18.78" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740, 419
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 360 E Center St, Marion OH 43302, US
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