Deardurff House dig offers peek at citya s past | The Columbus Dispatch

Pairs of volunteers watched anxiously yesterday as a screen sifted archaeological treasures from cold, damp dirt. Full Story
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Bare bones

Watseka, IL

#1 Dec 5, 2010
Sifting through the facts of this article...I can dig it.

Rufus Pitts

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Dec 5, 2010
Uber cool

Cincinnati, OH

#3 Dec 5, 2010
Seems the house is older then 193 years???? Check the math.

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Dec 5, 2010
Meant to add, this was a good article and nice to see this type of restoration going on.
Grove City Grump

Grove City, OH

#5 Dec 5, 2010
He rubbed it and flipped it over and over, trying to discern the inscription on the dirt-covered find. Satisfied as to its historical value, he determined that the plate dates to at least the early 1800s.

Andy would be smarter to wait until he can read the inscription before dating it so precisely.
Dig deep

Watseka, IL

#6 Dec 5, 2010
Wow..a person who wants to save Ohio/Columbus

history. Usually big business will tear down

anything of historical value to put in a chicken

shack, strip club..anything that's really

worthless. They tore down the Kahiki for a

Walgreen's. Thank you my good man for saving this

piece of history...if you find the buried's ours..we've been looking for over

100 years.

Long John Silver's brother,

it said this

Watseka, IL

#7 Dec 5, 2010
What was written on the the plaque that he found:

"Eat at Joe's"
Math Student

Columbus, OH

#8 Dec 5, 2010
If this house was built in 1807, wouldn't that make it 203 years old?
Black Lion

Columbus, OH

#9 Dec 5, 2010
"The restoration will cost at least $400,000, most of which Reiner will pay".

Who is going to pay the rest, taxpayer?? And why do we want to do this? What part of stop spending our money in a recession do they not understand?
Cindy Donahey3

Columbus, OH

#10 Dec 5, 2010
So much concentration on one place. Thirty people waiting in line,'

I talked to one man, who lives on S. 17th near Childrens Hospital. He has some papers proving (at least to him) that Thomas Jefferson owned the land around there and sold it to someone else.

any of the springs usually have historical value as well, as they were prime settlement sites.
ss up

Watseka, IL

#11 Dec 5, 2010
They can save a house over 200 years old?

What about the food I ordered at TJ's? It was

cold & the bacon was at least that old.

Bob Beef

Columbus, OH

#12 Dec 5, 2010
I hope they really do save that place. The only reason it's not gone already is cause it's in the ghetto. Let's get it preserved and protected.
grumpy reader

Columbus, OH

#13 Dec 6, 2010
2010 - 1807 =(let me get the calculator), yeah, 203

This is the second time a Dispath article about this house has gotten the math and the age wrong, and it was pointed out the first time too. Seems like an easy thing to update the article with the correct age. I wonder about the reporter's fact-checking when they can't even check the math.

Dublin, OH

#14 Dec 6, 2010
Hardlines Design Company is the firm that is donating facilities and employee hours to the Deardurff House archaeology project.
Stop stealing my money

Hudsonville, MI

#15 Dec 6, 2010
What do they expect to find but trash up to 203 years old? Bones of someone in particular, old coins? If digging through a trash pile one would be looking for something in particular I would hope.
Grove City Grump

Grove City, OH

#16 Dec 6, 2010
Charissa wrote:
Hardlines Design Company is the firm that is donating facilities and employee hours to the Deardurff House archaeology project.
Then where is the $400,000 going?
Bill Sykes

East Haddam, CT

#17 Dec 7, 2010
Up yer cesspit, dodger.

Columbus, OH

#18 Dec 7, 2010
Grove City Grump wrote:
<quoted text>
Then where is the $400,000 going?
Its probably going toward the ridiculous amount of work and materials required to turn a gutted structure into a museum. IF any of the handful of hardlines employees were paid it would not be much. Our society doesn't place much value on archaeology and I can tell you from personal experience that waiting tables in a nice restaurant or bartending pays more than CRM work :(
Frank Deardurff

Terre Haute, IN

#19 Dec 8, 2010
Cool to see this being restored! Will be interesting to see what is dug up and what will be done to the building as a museum.
Bill Sykes

East Haddam, CT

#20 Dec 9, 2010
Yer an ugly git and yer got dandruff. So? So up the cesspit wiv you, scudgy.

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