Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Taft Museum
Lytle Park Series
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 39° 6.031′ N, 84° 30.24′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. 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 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Fort Washington (here, next to this marker); Cincinnati's First Playground (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.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.