The LeVeque Farmhouse Receives Up to date

A former aqua-colored iron stairway was repainted in black as homeowners attempted to modernize the historic dwelling.

A modern day loved ones of five is honoring the past and guarding the potential of a historic Westerville dwelling that once was a quit on the Underground Railroad and much more not long ago was owned by the late Katherine LeVeque and her partner, Fred.

Owners Beth and Josh Fenton worked with Steller Construction previous calendar year to total a major kitchen area renovation and 2,900-square-foot addition to the 6,000-square-foot household, which they ordered in 2016.

“It was like at 1st sight,” claims Beth, upon looking at the property in southern Delaware County. Not generally a fan of older households or farmhouse model, she finds this a single quite partaking. Now located at the end of a cul-de-sac in a community of higher-conclude properties constructed a lot more a short while ago, the historic house has its individual distinctive design, as effectively as an interesting heritage. It was built in 1841 by anti-slavery activist Samuel Patterson and at 1 time functioned as a United Methodist Church in addition to remaining a refuge for persons who had been fleeing slavery.