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The Ankeney-Westbeld House The Ankeney-Westbeld House

Proceed to the stop sign at Dayton-Xenia Road.

Ahead of you are a couple of homes in a wooded grove at 1835 Dayton-Xenia Road, the Ankeney-Westbeld House built in the Vernacular style by Samuel Ankeney in 1853 on 12 acres of the 212 acre David Ankeney Farm.  An earlier log cabin was razed to make way for the large three-layer thick brick home.  The limestone for the foundation is believed to have come from Mr. Herring’s quarry on Beaver Valley Road.

The single most expensive item in construction was a cherry newel post at a cost of $40.  Son Horace Ankeney, a State Legislator and Congressman, and grandson Herman Ankeney, a State House Representative, also resided in the home.

Thanks to the Westbeld family for allowing the photographs!

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