Adolph Boesel House

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Adolph Boesel House
Adolph Boesel House at its current site in New Bremen, Ohio, 2014.jpg
Current site of the Adolph Boesel House
Adolph Boesel House is located in Ohio
Adolph Boesel House
Location 400 Easthaven Dr., New Bremen, Ohio
Coordinates 40°26′4″N 84°23′1″W / 40.43444°N 84.38361°W / 40.43444; -84.38361Coordinates: 40°26′4″N 84°23′1″W / 40.43444°N 84.38361°W / 40.43444; -84.38361
Area less than one acre
Built 1898
Architectural style Stick/Eastlake, Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79001784[1]
Added to NRHP November 29, 1979

The Adolph Boesel House was a historic house in New Bremen, Ohio, United States. Built in 1898 in a combination of the Stick-Eastlake and Queen Anne styles of architecture,[1] it was the home of a leading New Bremen citizen.

Beginning in the 1860s, the Boesel name was associated with banking in New Bremen. In 1866, Charles Boesel established a small bank in New Bremen that expanded throughout the nineteenth century. Despite a split in the business in 1905, the Boesels remained in control of the original corporation, which was soon renamed the "First City Bank of New Bremen." Adolph Boesel later became president of this corporation, which in 1923 maintained deposits of nearly $570,000.[2]:422 Adolph was the son of Jacob Boesel, a two-term member of the Ohio House of Representatives, who was Charles' oldest son. Besides serving the community as a banker for more than forty years,[2]:471–472 Boesel was a member of the local government, acting as the village's treasurer in 1905.[3]

Boesel erected his house along Franklin Street on the village's western side in 1898; after he left the residence, it was the home of Alfred Rabe.[1] A two-story structure with an attic, the house was a distinctive example of local architecture. In recognition of its place in local history, the Adolph Boesel House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Despite this honor, it has since been classified as demolished by the Ohio Historical Society because the home was moved from its original location.[4] A new house occupies its original address. Nevertheless, the house remains listed on the National Register.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b McMurray, William J., ed. History of Auglaize County Ohio. Vol. 1. Indianapolis: Historical, 1923.
  3. ^ Ohio Federal, State, County, Township and Municipal Officers 1905. Springfield: Springfield Publishing, 1905, 361.
  4. ^ Boesel, Adolph, House, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2010-06-07.