Marking history

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Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove
Groveport Heritage Society member Pat Wears makes the final adjustments on the installation of a historical marker for the Sharp’s Landing building, located along Wirt Road across from Heritage Park in Groveport. The marker, which was erected on July 31, explains the historic significance of the 19th century Ohio and Erie Canal era brick building. The structure originally sat at the corner of Pontius and Rohr roads, but development in that area prompted the Groveport Heritage Society to preserve the structure and move it to its present site. Its current location sits along where the canal passed through Groveport. During the heyday of the canal the building’s three rooms housed a bakery, a smokehouse, and an icehouse which served travelers on the canal. “The Sharp’s Landing building fits in with the other historic Ohio and Erie Canal era buildings in Groveport that tell the story of our heritage,” said Carla Cramer of the Groveport Heritage Society.

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