420 N Downing StPiqua, OH 45356
Remarkable Residence. Stately brick 2-story conveniently located within walking distance to parks, library, Y's, downtown amenities & eateries. Built-in seat & open stairway showcased in entry open to grand & gracious fam & liv rms separated by pocket drs. Crown molding, wood shutters & built-in china hutch found in understated & elegant dining rm complimenting stunning woodwork found throughout. Cook's delight kitchen provides ample cabinet & new granite counter space w/ convenient access to 1st fl utility, full bath w/ dual vanities & pockets drs for privacy, back stairway & breakfast nk w/ walk-out to enclosed porch.4 grand & gracious bedrms +versatile back landing rm accessible to updated full bath featuring counter height vanity, tiled-walk-in shower & floor. Rec rm, study & furnace rm in lower level. Patio overlooks fenced rear yard, +ample storage in 2-story carriage house w/adt'l concrete parking pad.
Piqua has a population of 20,000+ residents. Originally it was home to the Adena and Hopewell cultures (1000 BC) who built burial mounds throughout the area. The Fort Ancient people (1600 BC) were also residents who built small, circular villages along the Great Miami River.
The Pickawillany settlement was established by a group of colonial British traders in 1747. This fort was destroyed in 1752. In 1870 another native American settlement began with two Shawnee villages – Upper Piqua (Bi-co-we-that/Pique) and Lower Piqua (Chillicothe) were established.
Around 1793, General Anthony Wayne built Fort Piqua at Upper Piqua. Settlers built their homes in the present site of the city in 1796. The village was originally called Washington, but was later restored to its Indian name of Piqua. The Miami Erie Canal ended at Piqua and brought produce and passengers to the area.
Railroads came in 1858. A large contingent of Germans moved to Piqua from the 1830s to the start of the Civil War. African-American residents established themselves in 1847 when the freed slaves of John Randolph of Virginia came to the area to live. The Underground Railroad went from Cincinnati, Dayton, Troy, Piqua, Sidney and northward.
420 N Downing St
Piqua, OH 45356