Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Taft Museum of Art
This Federal house was begun about 1820 for Martin Baum (1765-1831), one of Cincinnati's early merchants. Art patron and abolitionist Nicholas Longworth (1782-1863) lived here for more than thirty years and commissioned the notable landscape murals in the foyer painted by African-American artist Robert S. Duncanson (1821-1872). Iron magnate David Sinton (1808-1900), the subsequent owner, bequeathed the house to his daughter Anna Sinton Taft (1852?-1931). She and her husband Charles Phelps Taft (1843-1929), older half-brother of William Howard Taft (1857-1930), who accepted his party's nomination for president from the portico in 1908, assembled the acclaimed art collection displayed here. Bequeathed to the people of Cincinnati in 1927, the Taft Museum of Art opened to the public in 1932. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973.
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Docents of the Taft Museum of Art, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 24-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 6.123′ N, 84° 30.197′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Pike Street and East 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on Pike Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert S. Duncanson (here, next to this marker); Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bottoms (about 500 feet away); Lytle Park (about 600 feet away); Famous Lytle Neighbors (about 600 feet away); A Beginning . . . (about 600 feet away); Fort Washington (about 600 feet away); The Taft Museum (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Also see . . . History of the Taft Museum of Art. (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,131 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on May 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.