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Home of the Month Announcement

Home of the Month Award

Marietta Board of REALTORS® would like to recognize...

618 Front Street, Marietta, OH

Congratulations to Carol O’Grady for winning the Marietta Board of Realtors Home of the Month for October 2019. Carol has lived there since her father suggested that she and her husband use the empty house as their new marital home. The house had been vacant for years, but Carol and her husband John lovingly restored the home to what it is today. Making small changes but keeping the original style made this historic house a home.

They had the pleasure of raising two wonderful daughters, Darcie who is a teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic and Betsy who is a school nurse in Mason County, West Virginia. With a rich history for the family, built by immigrants from Germany, this is known as the Koetter home. Carol says somewhere over the years they lost the ‘O’ in Koetter and it became Ketter but this home has been in the family since 1867.

In recognition of their continual ownership the family was presented with the Centennial Certificate for over 100 years of family ownership in May of 1976.

With a home history so rich they have many remnants of the past families that used this home including a picture hanging in the hall of Darcie and Betsy’s Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother who sternly watched over them. It is a home like this that makes us appreciate what the O’Grady's have done to make Marietta and Washington County a great place to live.

Congratulations to the O'Grady Family!

The Marietta Board of REALTORS® awards this honor as the Home of the Month to a resident in Washington Co. who maintained their home in outstanding condition with a good looking exterior and appropriate landscaping. The program was designed to recognize those homeowners who do an exceptional job keeping their house lovely. It is also to encourage others to do the same. Thank you to The O'Grady Family, your efforts have created an outstanding example of Washington County's beautiful and well-kept homes.

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