The Wheels of Time Museum
The Wheels of Time Museum

Welcome to the Wheel of Time Museum!

Special Thanks to the Woodhouse and Becker families for making this effort possible.

The Wheels of Time Museum is a Non-Profit Museum, started in 2014 with a mission of sharing antique cars and collectibles with the Springdale and surrounding communities. Our goal is to educate and preserve Cincinnati area historical collectibles.

We are currently located on 3.2 Acres in Springdale, Ohio, at 179 Crescentville Rd. Over the next few years the Wheels of Time has plans to turn this 3 acre lot into a show place of historic property and vehicles.

The Becker House

The Becker House is a historic house on the outskirts of the city of Springdale, Ohio, United States. Constructed in 1830 as a farmhouse, it was for a time home to a prominent figure in the national debate over slavery. Few changes have been made to the house since its earliest years, warranting its designation as a historic site.

In 1830, Joseph Hough decided to erect a residence on his 63-acre (0.25-km²) property; the finished residence was typical of farmhouses built in the area at the time.[2] His design consisted of a simple two-story structure with weatherboarded walls; the facade is divided into three bays, with a porch sheltering the entire first floor.[3] Hough owned the property into the early 1850s, until the probate process following his death resulted in the property's conveyance to John Burgoyne, Jr. Burgoyne's father, John Burgoyne, Sr., lived at the house from 1860 until 1864, following an incident in which he had suddenly gained a leading position in the national slavery debate: while serving as a judge of the common pleas court for Hamilton County, the elder man ruled that the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was unconstitutional during a case that had already attracted national attention.

In 1974, the Becker House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, qualifying on the basis of its historic architecture; it is Springdale's only federally-designated historic site.[1] It was deemed worthy of inclusion as a well-preserved example of a mid-century farmstead, and its fine structural condition was expected to ensure its intact survival for many years into the future.[2]

In 2014 the Wheels of Time Museum with Carolyn Woodhouse and Nancy Jones agreed to convert the property into Springdale's first museum.

The Wheels of Time will spend 2014 and most of 2015 converting the existing facilities and building new facilities that allow the general public to enjoy the grounds and vehicles that will be stored there for many years to come. Please help make this dream a reality by visiting our donations page.

Tax Deductible Donations

Please contact us today if you have interest in working with the Wheels of Time Museum.

Visit our friends

Salty Dog Museum

www.saltydogmuseum.com

Ohio historic registry

ohsweb.ohiohistory.org

 

Becker House Wiki

www.wikipedia.com

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