Dr. Wilson H. McClellan house 608 Center Street before the move. original address 608 Center St. with a little structural change in the front.
The McClellan house presently at 608 Center Street was built in the 1890's by Dr. Wilson H. McClellan. Dr. McClellan had his medical offices in the house and also lived there with his family. This house was then sold to the Clark family who lived there for many years.
Mrs. Billie Clark willed the house to Trinity Lutheran Church and they later sold the house to the Good Shepherd Home.
This house at 608 Center Street was listed in the National Registry of Historic Places in 1976.
It was decided this beautiful old house would be razed by Good Shepherd Home if someone did not take it to move elsewhere.
Rodney and Ann Mohr heard about the house, toured it, and were given the house provided they would move it to another lot. The Clark house will be moving up the street to 513 Center Street.They will then restore the house to its former grandeur.
Mr Rodney D. Mohr is Maker of fine violin, viola, cello and bass bows of the stringed instrument family. Rodney Mohr has taught at thethe Oberlin Restoration Workshop and the North Bennet Street School in Boston. He has many certificates for workmanship and 2 Gold Medals from the Violin Society of America for his bows.
You can see by the pictures the beautiful brass work on the doors. The doors are all pocket style. Also there are 2 beautiful cherry fireplaces, one in the livingroom and one in the master bedroom sitting area.The floors are hardwood with inlaid designs.
The house is to be moved February 14, 2002. Mr. Mohr projects 3 years to restore the house. They plan to move there with their family from Mansfield, Ohio. Once this house is moved to its new location at 513 Center Street, there will be a seamless line of historic homes from the Martin house to the Save-a-Lot store.The Historic District of Center Street will be enhanced.
In preparation for moving the McClellan house, the Chimney has been removed.