Historical plaque programs
Celebrating Uptown Westerville’s rich history
Business plaque program expanding; Residential plaque program launched
Commercial Plaque Program
When 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
Historical plaques added to another 17 Uptown buildings in 2023: STORY
14-16 S. State St.
42-44 N. State St.
A Twist on Olives-McCurdy HER
74 N. State St.
Culver Art & Frame/The Gather Inn
41 W. College Ave.
First Presbyterian Church
51 N. State St.
Church of the Messiah UM
24 N Grove St.
Church of the Master UM
240 S. State St.
130 S. State St.
Masonic Temple Blendon Lodge 339
100 S. State St.
Westerville Medical Center
30 E. College Ave.
Episcopal Church/Pray Think Love House
11 W. College Ave.
Keyes & Sammons Furniture/Generations Dance Academy
43 E. Home St.
Grace Lutheran Church/Harrison Co. Real Estate Group
131 W. Park St.
Howard House at Otterbein – “Greendale"
39 S. Vine St.
Salem Evangelical Church/Frank Museum of Art
1 S. Grove St.
Towers Hall at Otterbein University
39 W. Main St.
Corbin's Saloon (plaque not yet installed)
110 S. State St.
Anti-Saloon League National Headquarters/Westerville History Museum
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.
Up Next in Uptown
Application for Residential Historical Plaque