Remarkable Ohio


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55-31 Boyhood Home of Dr. Winthrop Smith Sterling

Side A: Dr. Winthrop Smith Sterling (1859-1943) founded Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity on November 13, 1903, at the Metropolitan School of Music in Cincinnati, where he served as dean. The Victorian frame house was built by his parents, Samuel Gano and Eliza Smith Sterling in 1867, and was home to Sterling family members until the early 1940s. A highly respected organist and university teacher, Dr. Sterling taught piano and organ in this home in which he had installed a 12-foot hydraulic pump organ in the “music room.”
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Mu Phi Epsilon and Tena Wahrmund Hehn and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 3562 Interwood Avenue, 
Location: Foster Wygant home
Latitude: 39.1480270
Longitude: -84.5156550