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Immediately west of the Sessions House is an elegantly planned community, Sessions Village. After considerable travel in Europe, the architects developed this village design as a careful reproduction of a village in Provence. The original promotional literature described Sessions Village as a place “where the spirit may grow and the pettiness of the work-a-day world be forgotten.” The intimate scale, a combination of freestanding and attached buildings located close to the street, small walled gardens and courtyards and careful blending of features like the bridge room over the drive, carved stone details, rubble stone and brick walls, casement windows, half-timbering, and a small public town square with a fountain and stone paving—all of these indeed created an environment that seems far from central Ohio. During the second half of the twentieth century, newer buildings were added to the original ten along Sessions Drive. Unlike the homes in the original development, these homes are all detached single-family homes with front yards.

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