A deed for a real estate transfer in
Sharpsburg at the intersection of
Smith and Montgomery.

Deed Book 73, page 554
February 10, 1840

    "Bartholomew Fowler     Deed     Henry Thompson
Know all men that Bartholomew Fowler & Julia his wife of the County of Hamilton and State of Ohio in consideration of the sum of twenty six hundred and fifty dollars to them paid by Henry Thompson of the County and State aforesaid the receipt wherof is hereby acknowledged do hereby bargain sell and convey to the said Henry Thompson his heirs and assigns forever the following Real Estate: That certain tract or parcel of land, lying and being in section No thirty four in the fourth Township and second fractional range in the Miami Purchase being part of a lot of land deeded to David Mills by Abner Mills dated the 20th day of April 1826 it being that part of said Lot that lies between the center of the road leading from Cincinnati to Montgomery & the line on the east side of said Lot (except a two acre lot sold by David Mills to Jacob Mills on the southend of said lot, and the incumbrance of a lot given to Erect a school house on which is erected) containing in all four acres more or less to-gether with all the privileges and apputenences to the same belonging. To have and to hold the same to the said Henry Thompson his heirs and assigns forever Hereby covenenting that the title so conveyed is clear free and unencumbered and that he will warrant amd defend the same against all claims whatever In witness whereof the said Bartholomew Fowler and Julia his wife have hereunto set their hands and seal & delivered in presence of
Wm Baxter Martha Jane M. Fowler | Barthw Fowler (seal)
State of Ohio Hamilton County SS | Julia Fowler    (seal)"

    This deed contains some important historical information. The property described is the triangular land between Montgomery and Smith Roads, south from the intersection of those streets. It has contained several properties significant to Norwood and the predecessor community of Sharpsburg. As the deed mentioned, a school house — the first in what was to become Norwood was located here. It eventually was replaced with other school buildings and named Central School. For a long time it was the only school house in the area. Several taverns have been at the site, including, later, the Sanker House and Garden. Norwood Fire House No. 1 was placed here, too. The Norwood Theater was at the spot, also. In modern times the property has been home to many businesses.