The Dakin-Underwood East Brick House

and apple barn

This is a private home, but you can use the parking lot of the Jonah’s Run Baptist Church to view from next door.

The Dakin-Underwood East Brick House was built by James Dakin around 1848. James was a descendant of Preserved Fish Dakin from New York state, where he had served in the American Revolution before coming to Ohio. This house and farm were acquired by the Underwoods when they moved here from Liberty Township, where they had settled in 1825.

To support their large apple orchard business, a brick fruit barn was built using an insulating space, filled with sawdust, between the two walls of brick. They developed mechanized sorting equipment to handle their apples.

These houses are part of the “Underwood Farms Rural Historic District” which is on the National Register of Historic Places (#05001519).



9614 Ohio 73, Wilmington, OH 45177 ~ (The address to Jonah’s Run Baptist Church, where you can park in the parking lot to view these Underwood houses.)