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Collection name:
Alice Weston Great Houses
Record:
Work Record ID:
1398
Reproduction Record ID:
1398
Work Class:
Architecture
Work Type:
house
Title:
Frank Herschede Home
Title Type:
preferred
Material:
limestone (material)
Material Type:
other
Material:
glass (material)
Material Type:
other
Creator:
Godley, Smith, active early 20th century
Creator Dates:
20th century
Creator Type:
personal
Creator Role:
architect
Creator:
James Griffith & Sons, active early 20th century
Creator Dates:
20th century
Creator Type:
corporate
Creator Role:
contractor
Date:
1908
Date Type:
completion date
Location:
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Location Type:
site
Location:
3886 Reading Road (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Style Period:
Renaissance Revival
Culture:
American
Subject:
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Subject:
flat roofs
Subject:
columns (architectural elements)
Subject:
keystones
Subject:
overhangs
Subject:
grilles (barrier elements)
Description:
Frank Herschede Home, 3886 Reading Rd., is a squarish 3-story structure of Indiana limestone designed by Samuel Godley in Italian Renaissance style and erected by James Griffith & Sons Company in 1908. It resembles an Italian villa, with overhanging roof of red tiles and grilled windows and entranceway. The name of its owner is almost synonymous with the manufacture of hall clocks. The interior is notable for its intricately carved mahogany and leather, done by workers of the clock factory under the supervision of the Herschede family.
Information Source:
Ohio Federal Writers' Project, "Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors." p:343 The Wiesen-Hart Press, Cincinnati: 1943
Reproduction Creator:
Weston, Alice, 1926
Reproduction View:
Entrance column
Reproduction View Type:
exterior 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.

Frank Herschede Home