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Collection name:
Alice Weston Great Houses
Record:
Work Record ID:
1188
Reproduction Record ID:
1188
Work Class:
Architecture
Work Type:
house
Title:
Morrison House
Title Type:
preferred
Title:
750 Ludlow Ave
Title Type:
descriptive
Creator:
Hannaford, Samuel, 1835-1910
Creator Dates:
1835-1910
Creator Type:
personal
Creator Role:
architect
Date:
1872
Date Type:
completion date
Location:
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Location Type:
site
Location:
750 Ludlow Ave, Clifton (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Style Period:
Italian Villa Style
Style Period:
High Victorian
Culture:
American
Subject:
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Subject:
National Register of Historic Places
Subject:
historic buildings
Subject:
towers (building divisions)
Subject:
Clifton (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Subject:
porches
Subject:
mansard roofs
Description:
"When Thomas Morrison married Olivia Elizabeth Procter, her parents, William and Olivia Norris Procoter, had this house built for them as a wedding present in 1870-72. The Morrison House stayed in the family for exactly a century, and later served as the home of the president of the University of Cincinnati, whose wife was active in historic preservation. The Morrison House reflects the prickly, energetic post-Civil War development called High Victorianism. It combines the later characteristics of the Italianate Villa Style and its cognate, the Second Empire: an Italianate base with Mansard roof. The interior is remarkably intact. The excessively tall, narrow door- and window-frames characteristic of the period remain unpainted. The interior woodwork continues the French theme of the Mansard roof, with New Grecian details: the lintels across the top frankly evoke the lids of Greek sarcophagi, although the intention was no doubt to look like miniature Greek temples, with acroteria."
Information Source:
Walter E. Langsam. Great Houses of the Queen City. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal and Cincinnati Historical Society, 1997. 52-53.
Reproduction Creator:
Weston, Alice, 1926
Reproduction View:
Fireplace
Reproduction View Type:
interior view
Reproduction Information Source:
Photograph collection of Cincinnati Museum Center-Cincinnati Historical Society Library
Reproduction Rights Statement:
These images are for non-profit use educational use. Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of material in physical or digital form requires prior written permission from the copyright holder.

750 Ludlow Ave