February 6, 10 am – noon
768 Derby Avenue, Spring Grove Village
Samuel Hannaford slept here! Never before open for public tour: the great architect’s own home in Spring Grove Village. In contrast to the stately brick and stone mansions he designed for his clients, Hannaford’s own residence is a relatively modest frame dwelling in the then-suburb of Winton Place across from Spring Grove Cemetery. Built in 1865 and enlarged in the 1880s, it features a circular porch and square tower. When Hannaford served as mayor of Winton Place, council meetings were held in the study. The house remained in the family until the 1940s, when it was sold and split into apartments. The current owner has returned it to single-family use and restored the closed-in porch. Many beautiful features remain, including carved mantelpieces, exquisite tilework, vaulted ceilings. Don’t miss this chance to see one of Cincinnati’s hidden treasures.
More about the works of Samuel Hannaford: http://www.selfcraft.net/hannaford/hanander2.htm
Admission $10. Reservations required: 513-721-4506 or email@example.com. Parking available on street. Reservations close 5:00 Wednesday, February 3rd.