The Zimmerman Bury

Octagon House

An Ohio 501c3 Nonprofit Corporation

The Zimmerman Bury Octagon House, 10095 Wadsworth Road, Marshallville, OH  44645

Our Mission is to preserve the only known Queen Ann Style Octagonal house with a gabled roof.  This 1883 landmark has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Zimmerman Bury Octagon House Association continues to share it with the public as a living museum of the middle class Victorian way of life.


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Become a "Friends of the Zimmerman-Bury Octagon House Association" Member

Individual Membership:  $25.00 per person includes a pass for one person to all public open houses, and a 10% discount for all special events.

Patrons:  $100.00 includes a pass for 2 for all public open houses, and a 20% discount for all special events.

Benefactor:  $500.00 includes a pass for 2 for all public open houses, and two tickets to a Free Special Event of your choice.


The Zimmerman-Bury Octagon House Association will gladly accept monetary donations to help with maintenance and restoration projects.  Your contribution can be made in honor or memory of someone;  a special way to remember a loved one in your life.  Please remember The Zimmerman-Bury Octagon House in your Will.


For the past 43 years the Bury family has not only restored and maintained this unique piece of architectural history, but generously shared their private home periodically with the general public.  The Zimmerman-Bury Octagon House is filled with family heirlooms and museum quality furnishings, all maintained and restored by the Bury family at their time and expense.  Goods donated and funds raised are crucial to the never ending preservation of this historic landmark, and will afford the general public the opportunity to enjoy a family owned museum within the community.  As The Zimmerman-Bury Octagon House Association continues in it's quest to be a functioning Victorian House Museum,  we seek the following goods and services.  The Zimmerman-Bury Octagon House Association is very appreciative of the community support which will make this possible.  

Gravel for the Driveway                        Non-toxic Cleaning Supplies        Gift Cards for Home Depot                            

Exterior High Grade Paint                       Historical Marker                        Changeable Sign

Wood/Coal Donation                            Organic Vegetable Seeds/Plants    Ceiling Restoration

Sleigh Restoration                                  Winter Rock Salt                            Kitchen Flooring                

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