The Garver House Receives 20th Century Plaque

The Garver House is proud to announce the awarding of a 20th Century House plaque by the Tuscarawas County Heritage Home Association (TCHHA).  The TCHHA is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation of architecturally and/or historically distinctive homes and buildings in Tuscarawas County Ohio.

Criteria for applying to receive a 20th Century plaque are: the home or building must have been built between 1901 and 1925, the building must have its original architectural lines and facade intact.  The building/house must be kept in good condition. Plaque application involves researching ownership of the home/building back to its original owner, submitting a floor plan, completing a detailed application and providing pictures of the building current and prior pictures if possible.  The completed application is then submitted to a committee for review and a tour of the building/home is scheduled for the committee before a decision is made.

The Garver House is a 2.5 story Colonial Revival Foursquare built in 1902.  The G.A. Garver family of Strasburg had the home built and the home stayed in the Garver family until 2005.  The home was well cared for and in pristine condition.  In-laid hard wood floors are still in-tact and in mint condition.  Five original stained glass windows and three leaded glass windows are unique and beautiful.  Four fireplaces in the living room, library, upstairs bedroom and the kitchen remain.  Handsome oak woodwork on the main level of the house has remained untouched by paint!  Outside on the property a small cement pool for fish graces the side yard.  The original carriage house is still attached and is now used as a garage.  Remembrances of days past come alive after walking the property and seeing all the perennials in bloom that Mrs. Grace Garver  planted.  The Garver House is truly a masterpiece of 20th Century craftsmanship that has been lost with today’s modern technology.  Al and Natalie Cline feel blessed to call The Garver House their home.

June 2013 077Front view of inn

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