Stratford Ohio, along the banks of the Olentangy River, was a thriving mill town in the 1800s. Mills required lots of workers and workers need homes and lodging. The National Registry of Historic Places notes that Stratford had saved a number of the original buildings from that historic era.
You can step into an 1800s Millworker Cottage
and feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
Henry Breyfogle, who worked in the nearby paper mill, owned this property from 1866 to 1913. Henry and his wife raised 5 children in this small home. The Cottage is furnished as it would have been in the mid1800s.
Ohio Edison (First Energy) purchased the property in 1956. In the 1990s the Olentangy River Valley Association was granted, by Ohio Edison, to maintain the property. The ORVA did more than maintain. They put on a new roof and removed the wood frame addition from the building, and restored the building to its original design.
The developers of Coughlin Crossing purchased the building and donated it to the Delaware County Historical Society. The historic building is exhibited as a Millworker Museum.
Donations to the Delaware County Historical Society provided funds to further repair and restore the building.
Donations for the Millworker Cottage can be made at the Meeker Museum or Click to Donate Online
Visit The Millworker Cottage
Located at 2571 Stratford Road, Delaware OH Click for Map
The Millworker Cottage will be open the same hours as the Meeker Museum: the first Sunday of the month from 1-4.