Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft HouseThis 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Docents of the Taft Museum of Art, and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 9:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 715898 N 4331069|
|Decimal Degrees||39.10205000, -84.50328333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 6.123', W 84° 30.197'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 6' 7.38" N, 84° 30' 11.82" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 530 E 4th St, Cincinnati OH 45202, US|
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