- Westerville, OH
- Site Type:
- Education and Health, Archaeology and History, Museums, Historical Restoration
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Once the home of Bishop William Hanby, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and his son, Benjamin Hanby, a popular composer, in 1937 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) moved the Hanby House to its current location, to save it from demolition. Between 1941 and 1942, WPA laborers also performed structural renovation and historic restoration work at this site, now a museum.
Source notesNational Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Work Projects Administration, Information Service, Primary File, 1936-42, Box 15, Folder 290-A. https://tapestryofatown.org/hanby-house/, accessed November 3, 2014.
Site originally submitted by Brent McKee on November 3, 2014.
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