The Columbus Santa connection is in Westerville, a northeast suburb.
Merry Christmas from DiscoverColumbusOH.com and Maureen McCabe of Real Living HER.
Hope Santa stopped by your Columbus Ohio home… if you believe.
Westerville, a suburb north of Columbus has a Santa connection. Did you know that Benjamin Hanby, favorite son of Westerville Ohio (Hanby is featured on the signs when you enter Westerville, that were put up in 2003 for Ohio’s bicentennial for another of his songs) had a Santa connection? Hanby wrote “Up On The Housetop” or maybe it is it “Up On the House Top”? Looks like the Hanby House in Westerville believes it is “House Top.” That's what the sign on the front lawn of Hanby House says.
That’s OK I think I grew up singing “Up on a Roof Top.”
Hanby lived in the house at 160 W. Main Street in Westerville while he attended Otterbein. Hanby’s father, a minster was involved in the Underground Railroad so the house would be historical, even if son Benjamin was not a song writer. He wrote the song “My Darling Nellie Gray” while living in Westerville. That is the song commemorated on the signs at the entrances to the City of Westerville.
Here are the lyrics on a previous post:
Hanby House has three chimneys, plenty of Santa access! There is one on the back of the house which you can not see in this photo.
Hope Santa stopped by your house last night.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!