History of Stone House Lodge
Dan Kinsley started his hardware business here in the late 1800s. He sold many things for the local population including farm equipment, roofing, water pumps and wooden water pipes, and even groceries. In 1895 Mr Kinsley moved his business across the street and started selling carriages also. By 1910 he was the first car dealership between Columbus and Cleveland selling Imperial automobiles. Later he sold Hupmobile and Buick.
Henry Ford heard about Kinsley and came to Winesburg to convince him to sell his Fords. As was common, John D Rockefeller came along to sell his Standard Oil and Sohio products. They succeeded and for many years Ford automobiles and Sohio gas were sold here in town.