Surprise Under The Siding...

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Phillip Harshman Phillip Harshman Beavercreek Historical Society

In the vacant lot just south of the present St. Luke Church was a condemned wood-sided home, scheduled for demolition.  When the siding was removed, the original log home was revealed.  The home had been constructed between 1803 and 1807 by Phillip Harshman, a blacksmith who brought his bride, Frances “Fannie” Durnbaugh with him from Frederick County, Maryland.  They lived in their covered wagon while the home was under construction.  Phillip became a farmer and never returned to blacksmithing.

The saving and restoration of this home was conducted in 1985 by a group of citizens who later became the Beavercreek Historical Society.

Years later, and across the street, another log home was found...

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Re-introducing you to the Beavercreek you love... from 1803 to today!


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