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Name Victorian Period Plaque
Details This is the origianl plaque awarded by Glendale Heritage Preservation. It is installed upon houses documented by a deed search to fall within the Victorian Period (1855-1901). Victorial Period Plaques awarded to Pivotal Houses have a star on them.

Associated Records

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2000.003.6000 - Residence

McLean-Johnston House, 20 Erie Avenue, is a Pivotal Structure built circa 1855. The house was originally built for Colonel L. C. McLean. It was later used as a hotel and a boy's school. (Source: Comprehensive Survey Report) According to a published document written by Bill Cook, the site was originally a burial ground and log church of the Hard Shell Baptist Church.

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2000.003.6001 - Residence

The William Wilson McGrew House, 930 Forest Avenue, is a Pivotal Structure built c1863. This was one of the earliest frame houses in Glendale. It was constructed for William W. McGrew. The architects were Anderson and Hannaford according to a notation on the back of a photograph. Mr. McGrew was a Cincinnati jeweler in the Pike Opera House on Fourth Street in Cincinnati. Shortly after the turn of the century, an addition was built to the rear in order to move the kitchen from the basement to the first floor. In the early 1920's the home was remodeled in the Classic Revival style by James Carruthers.

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2000.003.6002 - Residence

This house, a Pivotal Structure, now located at 940 Forest Avenue, served as the original Christ Church Rectory. The Rectory was built in 1875 at a cost of $4,500 . It was located at the site of the stone rectory. The Rectory was moved to its present location at 940 Forest Avenue in 1903. During a renovation in 1990, a fire caused considerable damage but the building was restored to its original apperance.

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2000.003.6003 - Residence

The Wilson House is located at 2 Forest Place. It is a Pivotal Structure. Thought to have been built by James K. Wilson and redesigned for Elizabeth Matthews by Archibald Dennison around 1958. Source: 2005 Home Owners Survey.

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2000.003.6078 - Residence

The Morse Mansion, a Contributing Structure, is located at 490 Sharon Avenue East. File contains copies of some deeds. Related newspaper article located in Box 53 describes renovation by the Seiler family in 1957.

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2000.003.6005 - Residence

C.H. Allen House is a Pivotal Structure located at 780 Congress Avenue. It is also known as The Pillars. There is an old gazebo or summer house with an underground basement thought to be a remnant of tunnels that once connected the home to others nearby used to hide runaway slaves. the land included the Riddle farmhouse which was incorporated into the house. (source: Comprehensive Survey Report) Folder contains newspaper clipping from 1968, interview with Virginia McConnell and picture of the house.

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2000.003.6006 - Church

Swedenborgian Church, also known as the Church of the New Jerusalem is located at 845 Congress Avenue. It is a Pivotal Structure. According to Alma Igler Campbell, the fence was built in 1863 to discourage wandering, grazing animals. Source: Photo 584 Charles Henry Allen donated the land for its construction. Source: Comprehensive Survey Report It is said that the bench in the entryway was used by John Chapman, "Johnny Appleseed", a member of the sect who attended camp meetings on the property. Source: 2005 Ownership Survey for 835 Congress Avenue, the former parsonage.

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2000.003.6009 - Residence

The Bartlett- Goldsmith House is located at 95 Fountain Avenue East. It is a Pivotal Structure. Additions to the house were made in 1929 when Charles Sawyer lived there. The architects for the addition were Matthews and Short. It is the only one-story Greek Revival structure in the Village Source: Comprehensive Survey Report.

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2000.003.6010 - Residence

The Lovell-Shepherd House is a Pivotal Structure located at 100 Fountain Avenue East. This house has suffered through several extensive fires since Oliver S. Lovell first began building the house. For a while, Judge John L. Minor was the owner and he was followed by Dr. Alfred Shepard who greatly enlarged the house. Dr. Shepard practiced in the Village and was considered an authority on Asiatic cholera. Source: Book: Glendale's Heritage

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2000.003.6011 - Church

The First Presbyterian Church, a Pivotal Structure, is located at 155 Fountain Avenue East. The First Presbyterian Church was organized at a meeting in the Glendale Female College in 1855. In 1860, the members erected the first church to be built in Glendale. A second larger church with a nave, chancel and pipe organ was built in 1873 adjacent to the original structure. The church, designed by A.C. Nash reflects the Gothic Revival style of the original chapel. The exterior of the church was restored in 1973 exposing the original brick surface. Attached is an architectural evaluation of the sanctuary building written by Addison Clipson in 1973.

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2000.003.6012 - Residence

The Grandin House is a Pivotal Structure located at 160 Fountain Avenue East. Former carraige house at 950 Laurel Avenue has been converted into a residence . Source: Comprehensive Survey Report.

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2000.003.6029 - Residence

The Lawson House, a Pivotal Structure, is located at 28 Oak Avenue. The home was constructed by Dr. Samuel Robbins, prominent local builder. Its earliest known resident was R.B. Bowler Source: Comprehensive Survey Report

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2000.003.6014 - Residence

The Adams House, a Pivotal Structure, is located at 195 Fountain Avenue East. House was built by J.J. Packer and is one of Glendale's earliest.. It was next owned by the Lehrer faimly who operated the adjacent Lehrer Store. Source: Comprehensive Survey Report

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2000.003.6016 - Residence

The Porter House is located at 40 Fountain Avenue West. It is a Pivotal Structure. The house was altered c. 1920 when the tower was cropped, porch enclosed and exterior was stuccoed. Source: Comprehensive Survey Report A former resident, Ross Barrett states that the original roof was still in place under the new roof when he lived there from 1943 to 1967. The stone gates at the foot of the driveway are original to the property. In 2012, after the house had been unoccupied for several years, it was purchased by Bob and Karen Weber who have begun to renovate it. A survey map of the property, done in Oct of 2016, is located in drawer 2 of the map case.

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2000.003.6018 - Residence

The Van Cleve House , a Pivotal Structure, is located at 745 Greenville Avenue. This house is an example of the houses built by the railroad workers of Irish descent. Source. The house is of the Late Gothic Revival style and it exemplifies the quality of the construction of these early houses.

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2000.003.6019 - Residence

The McLaren House, a Pivotal Structure, is located at 815 Greenville Avenue. The house was constructed in 1868 for Daniel McLaren, superintendent of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad. The builder was Daniel DeCamp. Much more elaborate than the houses of the conductors and engineers, this house is situated along the railroad right of way with extensive lawns that originally stretched from Greenville to Woodbine Avenues. The train Mr. McLaren was riding would make a special stop in front of this house to let the superintendent off before continuing on to the depot. Collection includes an article published in the Cincinnati Magazine about the renovation of the house by th

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2000.003.6021 - Residence

The C. Knowlton Gallagher House, a Pivotal Structure, is located at 845 Greenville Avenue. This home was built by George Crawford. It was originally built as a two story frame Gothic Revival. In 1864 it was purchased by George Washington Gallagher, a grandson of a Revolutionary soldier. At the turn of the century it was extensively remodeled and added to by Dr. Robert Allen to suit both the needs of his practice and his family.

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2000.003.6022 - Residence

The Thompson House is a Pivotal Structure located at 715 Ivy Avenue. Samuel J. Thompson and Stanley Matthews were friends and neighbors on Longworth Street in Cincinnati. Both men decided to buy lots and move their families to the newly planned community of Glendale. Mr. Thompson was soon elected recorder and then Mayor.

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2000.003.6023 - Residence

Thompson Bailey House, located at 745 Ivy Avenue, is a Pivotal Structure. This house was built c.1854 by a Mr. Chapman. Samuel Bailey purchased the house in 1870. A porch was added c. 1910.

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2000.003.6024 - Residence

The Bateman House, located at 740 Ivy Avenue, is a Pivotal Structure. This house was built in 1859 in the Greek Revival style.The Honorable Warner M. Bateman was a well known attorney and political figure. A story is told that when his house was on fire, he was at his office in Cincinnati. When Mr. Bateman arrived home on the first available train to Glendale, he had his insurance adjuster at his side. According to information on back of Photo #1433, "it was built in 1851? by Bateman, owned by daughter, Mary (Mrs. Charles Blinn), sold to Zizette who owned it for 2 years but lived in it only 1, who in 1943 sold it to William E. Stilwell, Jr. whose widow, Frances, sold it in 1969 to Cla