Life-long Warren County resident, author and historian, Fred Compton, spent the more than half his life working at The Golden Lamb. Starting in 1966, as a busboy, Fred worked there throughout high school and college, graduating from Miami University in 1973 with a journalism degree. After graduation, he continued at The Golden Lamb for what he thought would be the summer.
He would stay for 35 years.
Compton has been collecting and chronicling Lebanon history for over forty-five years. Author of several books, including Tales from the Innside and Acadia Publishing's Lebanon: Images of Lebanon and Lebanon's Bicentennial book (availible in our gift shop). A much sought after speaker, Compton has presented throughout Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. He lives in Lebanon with an ever expanding collection of Golden Lamb memorabilia and cheap Chinese watches.
Dick Krehbiel is a registered Architect with 38 years of experience in assessment and design of renovated and historic buildings. His award winning projects include Oyler School (Ohio Masonry Institute Education Design Honor Award and Preservation Award: Cincinnati) and Harrison Activity Center (American School & University Design Excellence Honor). He has completed designs for five renovations in the Lebanon Downtown Historic District: The Golden Lamb, LCNB Bank, Warren County Historical Society and 45 East Mulberry Office building.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.
Mr. Krehbiel is a Senior Architect with Elevar Design Group, an 80 person Architecture and Engineering firm in Cincinnati. Current active projects under his direction are located at St. Ursula Academy, Notre Dame Academy, Forest Hills Schools, Warren County Juvenile Justice Center, Batavia High School and Paul Brown Stadium.
Hear Mr. Krehbiel 's words of wisdom when he joins other knowledgable speakers for our Living with History: Preservation Talks on April 12, 2019.
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