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Collection name:
Alice Weston Great Houses
Record:
Work Record ID:
1193
Reproduction Record ID:
1193
Work Class:
Architecture
Work Type:
historic house museum
Title:
Taft Museum
Title Type:
preferred
Title:
Baum-Taft House
Title Type:
alternate
Creator:
Hoban, James, 1762-1831
Creator Dates:
1762-1831
Creator Nationality:
American
Creator Type:
personal
Creator Role:
architect
Date:
1819-1820
Date Type:
creation
Location:
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Location Type:
site
Location:
316 Pike Street (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Style Period:
Federal
Culture:
American
Subject:
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Subject:
National Register of Historic Places
Subject:
historic buildings
Subject:
columns (architectural elements)
Subject:
historic house museums
Subject:
art museums
Subject:
National Historic Landmark
Description:
"It was built around 1820 for Martin Baum (1765-1831), an early entrepreneur and local booster. Pennsylvania iron magnate David Sinton purchased the residence in 1871. Two years later, Sinton's daughter Anna married the promising young lawyer, Charles Phelps Taft. Charles and Anna Sinton were dedicated to preserving the residential character of their neighborhood. On June 2, 1927, the Tafts announced that they would give their home, their personal art collection, and a one million dollar endowment for its maintenance if $2.5 million could be raised from the public. The Taft Museum opened to the public in 1932. On exhibit is a varied collection of Chinese porcelain, antique furniture, French enamels, miniature portraits, and oil paintings by Turner, Gainsborough, Constable, Millet, Rembrandt, Sargent, Duveneck, Goya, Halls, and Farny. In the 1840's Robert Duncanson, noted black American artist, painted the landscape murals that decorate the entry hall of the house."
Information Source:
Giglierano, Geoffrey J., et al. The Bicentennial Guide to Greater Cincinnati : A Portrait of Two Hundred Years. Cincinnati, Ohio: Cincinnati Historical Society, 1988. 57.
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.

Baum-Taft House