Historical plaque programs

Celebrating Uptown Westerville’s rich history

Business plaque program expanding; Residential plaque program launched

Commercial Plaque Program

plaqueWhen you visit Uptown Westerville, check out the 20 buildings with beautiful, bronze historic plaques, honoring and commemorating the recognized historic value of our Uptown buildings.

More of these plaques are coming. Another 18 have been improved and will be installed soon.

Below, see a map of the first 20 buildings to receive plaques in this Uptown Westerville Inc. program. And below the map, flip through detailed pages on each of the 20 properties, featuring their plaques and both historic and modern day photos of each of the buildings.

This is an online excerpt of a chapter in the 2020 UWI book, Westerville: The War Machine of Prohibition. The full book, released upon the 100th anniversary of the enactment of Prohibition, is available for sale on this site here.

The plaque program was made possible by generous donations from Bill Bishop and Jane Horn — as also described in the excerpted chapter of War Machine.


Plaque Program pages from Westerville: The War Machine of Prohibition

Residential Plaque Program

Uptown property owners can now show pride for their homes with a residential plaque commissioned by Uptown Westerville Inc.

Designed in the same style as the commercial plaques detailed above, these custom plaques can be proudly displayed inside or outside your home; mounted on a wall, staked in the landscape, or displayed on an easel.

Homes 50 years of age quality for a historic plaque. authenticated by UWI.

Fill out the form below to apply.


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Application for Residential Historical Plaque