Monthly Archives: October 2014

Unique Sandstone Well Cover Acquired

This unique, sandstone well cover, from a local homestead has been acquired and moved to the New Indian Ridge Museum.  It came from the front yard of a house at 1315 Claus Road, just north of the Brownhelm Museum, in Brownhelm, Ohio.  We were alerted of the possibility of acquiring the stone, visited it, and decided that because of the uniqueness of its design and its connection to local history, we ought to preserve the piece locally.  On October 1, 2014, Museum Trustee Bill Nahorn and Paul Lutz worked with Col. Nahorn to move the stone.

Beginning to move the stone from the Brownhelm homestead.

Beginning to move the stone from the Brownhelm homestead.

A detail view of the well cover, showing its unique design and carvings.  It is very large, about 8' across and 12" thick.

A detail view of the well cover, showing its unique design and carvings. It is very large, about 8′ across and 12″ thick.