Today’s world is filled with “fandoms”. Without a doubt being a HUGE FAN of something can be both fun and rewarding. You attend events, watch on TV or in movies, collect all the collectables you possibly can and yes, you even try to give back to the fandom base if at all possible. From books, films, games and cartoons, to music, television shows and even historical locations/events that may catch your attention.
Bring in Gracille Kuhn and her sister, Eva Hanley. The two sisters shared a passion for a local Pickaway County structure that is simply known as, “The Octagon House” to many of us but is now recognized on the National Register as the “Gregg-Crites Octagon House”.
Over the years the sisters, along with friends, have done various things to both help and highlight the history of the Octagon House. In 2006 they created the beautiful quilt you see in the background. To view the quilt, you can currently stop by the Pickaway County Visitors Bureau and Welcome Center.
Gracille’s sister had put together a scrapbook of events regarding the Octagon House, and Gracille presented it to the Roundtown Conservancy.
Every time anything was published in the paper about the Octagon House, which is located at 440 Crites Road in Circleville, her sister clipped the story and added it to her scrapbook. This book was definitely a labor of love, and it shows in the detail and time it took to put this together.
The book also contained a collection of photos from the sisters.