Six Bexley Properties on the National Register of Historic Places

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

In July, the Drexel Theatre was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places. To qualify for the designation, a nominated property must meet certain criteria regarding its architecture, design or cultural significance. The 1930s Art Deco cinema is the sixth site in Bexley to earn such a distinction. Here, a look at the other five.

Capital University Historic District

This area, anchored at the corner of East Main Street and College Avenue, is considered the cultural and educational hub of the community. Chartered in 1850, the university relocated from Downtown Columbus to Bexley in 1876.

Sessions Village

In the late 1920s, architect Robert Reeves and developer Dwayne Fulton created this charming, gated community of 29 homes that evoke a French village.

Robert P. Duncan House333 N. Parkview Ave.

Built in 1924 by the same architecture firm that designed Sessions Village, this Mission/Spanish Revival-style home was owned by Duncan, a prominent judge.

Franz Huntington House81 N. Drexel Ave.

President of the national bank that shares his name, Franz Huntington had this Jacobean Revival-style home built in 1926. It's one of the largest homes in Bexley.

Malcolm Jeffrey House358 N. Parkview Ave.

In 1887, Joseph Jeffrey founded the Jeffrey Manufacturing Co., a producer of coal mining machinery. His youngest son, Malcolm, had this Jacobean Revival-style house built in 1925. In 1955, it was given to the State of Ohio under the condition it would serve as the Ohio governor's mansion.