Upham-Wright House

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Upham-Wright House in Newark, OH
The Upham-Wright House is one of the best examples of mid-nineteenth century Gothic Revival architecture in Ohio.[1] The house is located at 342 Granville Street in Newark, Ohio, and was built between 1849-1850[2] by George Upham. The home was purchased by Virgil Wright in 1868 and remained in the Wright family throughout much of the twentieth century.[3] One of the home’s most famous residents was Mary Sherwood Wright Jones, a nationally renowned artist.[4] The home is styled after the “Downing Cottage” aesthetic and features ornate roof decorations, clustered chimneys, a wide veranda, and an upper balcony.[5]

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References

  1. “Selected as Historic Homes,” The Licking Countian, August 9, 1979, 7.
  2. Chalmers Pancoast, Our Home Town Memories, Volume 1 (Newark, OH: Chalmers Pancoast, 1958), 6.
  3. “Selected as Historic Homes,” The Licking Countian, August 9, 1979, 7.
  4. “Selected as Historic Homes,” The Licking Countian, August 9, 1979, 7.
  5. Pancoast, Our Home Town Memories