OLD SCHOOL OF THE DAY
Stone Cabin – Liberty Schoolhouse
4919 Chapman Road
Delaware, OH 43015
Part of the Olentangy River Scenic corridor, the Stone Cabin is minutes from major roads and attractions. Built in 1826 from river stone, it began as a Liberty Township one room schoolhouse, one of the oldest structures in Delaware County, and also served as a meeting place for the township when they were under threat of attack from Native American settlements. Situated on a one acre lot, the property is directly across from the 200 year old Bieber Mill Ruins along the Olentangy River to the east. Adjacent to the west and the south of the property is the Seymour Woods Nature Preserve, a no hunting Ohio Department of Natural resources protected area. The road is very quiet, often with more bike riders passing than cars. The Bieber Mill ruins area is supposed to be off limits. The Seymour Woods has beautiful walking trails located at the top of the hill on Winter Rd. The woods are immediately behind the cabin, but that area has some brambles. The best paths are up Winter Rd. Deer are very active during the dawn and dusk hours.
There is a gate immediately in front of the cabin which swings out toward the road with parking in front of the cabin. This old stone school was beautifully renovated by Klaus Gauer in 2008. The space is set up for a romantic retreat or for entertaining a small group of friends. Being a 200 year old stone building, it is not well arranged for small children or people with mobility issues. It has all new interior exposing all the stone walls, new kitchen, bath, windows, electric heat with window air conditioner, new bamboo flooring, and new synthetic slate roof on main structure. The spiral stairs to the loft are fairly narrow and can be difficult to maneuver. The sleeping loft overlooks great room. Fully renovated, it retains its rustic charm, with the comforts of home.