Amelita Mirolo Barn

History of the Barn

The historical timbers, found in the entrance of the Amelita Mirolo Barn, were hand-hewn from local virgin growth oak. The original barn was constructed in 1838 by Thomas Legg near Reed and Fishinger roads. In December 1928, this barn was moved to 1988 Lane Road to replace a barn that had burned down on the McCoy family farm. Up until 1964, the barn was used frequently to store farm equipment, house cattle, and residents could even purchase eggs from the location. 

In 2007, the City of Upper Arlington was planning to develop the new Sunny 95 Park that would include an all-season indoor facility. The Upper Arlington Historical Society suggested the opportunity to preserve one of the community's oldest farm structures. The Upper Arlington Community Foundation provided the fund-raising effort, whichtrulywascommunity wide, to support the creation of the historic structure combined with a public recreation facility. 

From September 16-26, 2010, with the expertise of the Timbers Framer Guild, volunteers, and members of the Friends of Ohio Barns, the historical timber frame was raised by hand and the modern frame was constructed.

Historic barn at its previous location on Lane Road.

Facility Details

  • Open for rental events year round Monday-Sunday, 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. (The Barn will close at 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday during the UA School Year)

  • Events must end one hour prior to closing time to allow time for cleanup 

  • Reservations are made available two (2) years in advance.

  • 3,700 square feet.

  • Seats a maximum of 150 with additional space outdoors.

  • Heated and air-conditioned.

  • Handicap accessible.

  • On site parking capacity for 60 spaces/6 handicap spaces.

  • On site bathrooms open 24 hours.

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