Sebring, Ohio, was a town built on opportunity.
Once known as the Pottery Capital of the World, the Sebring family always dreamed of building their own pottery town: one that would bear their name and stand as a memorial to their work and ideals. After moving from the East Liverpool area, work began in April 1898 on the factories, stores and homes that would become known as "Sebring."
Viktor Schreckengost, the son of a Sebring-born potter and known internationally as the American DaVinci, was recognized for his accomplishments in ceramics, industrial design and jazz.
The homes of the Sebrings (Oliver, George, Ellsworth, Frederick, William, George, Eve and Emma continue to line both Ohio Avenue and North 15th Street.
A carefully planned enterprise, it quickly became one of the most pleasant industrial spots in Ohio with its infrastructure development and modern conveniences. It remains a small, pleasant town with friendly people, safe streets and beautiful public parks.
Although only a few pottery "decorating" firms still remain, other types of manufacturers have located here. Sebring is hopeful that others will discover, as the Sebring brothers did, that Sebring is "the most elevated and healthful tableland of our state."
A gem of the community, a mural commissioned by Paul Schreckengost.