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Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Taft Museum

Lytle Park Series

 
 
The Taft Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
1. The Taft Museum Marker
Inscription.
Elegance has surrounded Lytle almost from the beginning. This imposing, Federal-style mansion, built by Martin Baum in 1820, became the social and cultural center of Cincinnati in the mid-1880's under the ownership of Nicholas Longworth, a noted Cincinnatian and patron of the arts.

The home was purchased by David Sinton in 1871. Two years later, his only daughter Anna made her home here as the new bride of Charles Phelps Taft and continued to develop the home's fine art collection. Mr. and Mrs. Taft gifted the home, and its art to the citizens of Cincinnati in 1927.
 
Erected by Park Board Volunteers, the Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, and Public-Spirited Citizens.
 
Location. 39° 6.031′ N, 84° 30.24′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Touch for map. Marker is one of a series on a wall near the SSW corner of Lytle Park, about 250 feet SE of the intersection of East 4th Street and Ludlow Street. The markers are about 150 feet east of the Guilford Building, 421 East 4th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Washington (here, next to this marker); Cincinnati's First Playground
Lytle Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Lytle Park Markers
(here, next to this marker); President William Howard Taft (here, next to this marker); "Lincoln - The Man" (here, next to this marker); "Mike" Mullen (here, next to this marker); Lytle's Surroundings (here, next to this marker); Lytle At Christmas (here, next to this marker); Lytle Park (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Also see . . .  Taft Museum of Art. (Submitted on November 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicMan-Made FeaturesNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Lytle Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Lytle Park Markers
Lightpoles from the Cincinnati Reds' Great American Ballpark are in distance.
The Baum Mansion, Later the Taft Museum image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
4. The Baum Mansion, Later the Taft Museum
Charles and Anna Taft image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
5. Charles and Anna Taft
Benefactors of the Taft Museum.
The Taft Museum From Lytle Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
6. The Taft Museum From Lytle Park
Looking NNE.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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