Residential Scenes 2



Ault Mansion-Walnut Hills.jpg (127750 bytes)
Ault Residence

  Levi Addison Ault was president of Ault and Wiborg Company, once among the world's leading manufacturers of printing inks. When Ault became president of the Board of Park Commissioners in 1908, Cincinnati had 369 acres of parklands; when he left the post in 1926, it had 2,200 acres. Hence Ault is known as the "father of the Cincinnati Park system."  Ault (1853-1930) and his wife, Ida May (1853-1931) donated 205 acres of Ault Park's 224 acres.


Present Day Photo                                     
Walnut Hills RP home.jpg (136064 bytes)    1875 Hewit Ave..jpg (234800 bytes)                            Fairfax Ave Residence-W.H.jpg (371177 bytes)
Martha Winkler residence   1875 Hewitt & Wold Aves.                                   Residence on Fairfax Ave.  


Nicholas Longworth-1-Walnut Hills.jpg (121085 bytes)        Nicholas Longworth-2-Walnut Hills.jpg (158226 bytes)        Nicholas Longworth-3-Walnut Hills.jpg (135612 bytes)        Nicholas Longworth-5-Walnut Hills.jpg (168546 bytes)


Nicholas Longworth-4-Walnut Hills.jpg (127482 bytes)        Nicholas Longworth-6-Walnut Hills.jpg (129688 bytes)        Rookwood Home RP.jpg (76021 bytes)*

  The cards above show the home of Nicholas Longworth (1869-1931). Located on Grandin Road near Rookwood Drive. His father Joseph Longworth built this home around 1850. It was called Rookwood because of the many crows that could be found roosting in the trees and consisted of 15 acres. When his daughter Maria established an art pottery company she named it Rookwood after her childhood home and because of the similarity of its name to Wedgwood. He married President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice in 1906. The image below is a postcard that has a 1904 copyright on it which is two years before they were married. I believe this copyright is for the Alice Roosevelt image only.
   Longworth was an accomplished violinist and occasionally played during musicals. he was a congressman for many years serving from 1899-1901, 1903-1913, and from 1915 to his death in 1931. He was Speaker of the House his last three terms.

Longworth-Roosevelt.jpg (220498 bytes)                Nicholas Longworth.jpg (278223 bytes)
Mr. & Mrs. Longworth          Newspaper drawing   



Schmidlapp Mansion-Walnut Hills.jpg (115502 bytes)                Schmidlapp Residence.jpg (113319 bytes)
These two cards show The Jacob Schmidlapp mansion.

Cincinnati Model Homes Co..jpg (375891 bytes)        Kerper Apartments 3000 block kerper.jpg (237561 bytes)        Kerper Apts overhead.jpg (205759 bytes)

   Jacob Schmidlapp was President of the Clifton Springs Distilling Co. on Ludlow Ave. near the Millcreek and was also Chairman of the Board of the Union Savings Bank & Trust Co.. He was well known as a provider of low income housing. The first two postcards above show his home at 2285 Grandin Road. The first postcard  in the second row show one of his Cincinnati Model Homes' Co. tracts. Schmidlapp began to build houses for wage earners in 1911. Around 1915 he and a few friends incorporated The Cincinnati Model Homes' Co. The company's houses averaged 8 to the acre. The last two images above show one of the tracts as it looks today. They are the Kerper Apartments on the 3000 block of Kerper.


Park Ave-Walnut Hills.jpg (150204 bytes)
 Park Avenue 


Walnut Hills Homes.jpg (119506 bytes)        Grandin Road Residence.jpg (261047 bytes)
                                                    Grandin Road
Unknown residences



*The Tuchfarber Residence, Westwood,.jpg (112577 bytes)        Tuchfarber Residence 2.jpg (277310 bytes)

   The Frank Tuchfarber Residence was located near the corner of Boudinot and Mozart Avenues. Mozart Ave. was named by Tuchfarber who had been well known in musical circles. The estate was later purchased by Mary Emery as an arboretum called The Botanical Gardens. The area since 1939 has been subdivided for homes.


 Werk Place-1 (westwood).jpg (91977 bytes)    Werk Place-2 (westwood).jpg (98230 bytes)    Werk Place-3 (westwood).jpg (89913 bytes)    Werk Residence-Westwood.jpg (293438 bytes)    Westwood Residence (Werk Road).jpg (86710 bytes)

  The first four cards are of Werk Castle on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Werk Road. Built in 1897, it was also called Werk Place, and Werk Manor. It was built by Eugenie M Werk the spinster daughter of Michael Werk   Michael Werk a pioneer Cincinnati soap and candle producer and was also known for his wine and champagne. The home was razed in 1939 for the homes you see in the last card that were built on the site.


The Oskamp Residence (Westwood).jpg (118064 bytes)        W.Hubert Oskamp.jpg (267793 bytes)       Oskamp-Nolting.jpg (351479 bytes)
   Oskamp Mansion              William Oskamp              Residence Today  

  The Residence above was called "Willadel" and was built in 1896 by William and Adele Werk Oskamp at 2373 Harrison Avenue. "Willadel" was a combination of their first names. It was constructed on land owned by Adele's father, Michael Werk, who owned many acres of land in Westwood. Oskamp was a very successful jeweler and silver manufacturer.  In 1946 the home, two separate servants homes and a 3 story barn were sold to The Baptist Home for the Age which is now known as the Judson Village Retirement Community. The drawing is another newspaper artist rendition. See the 2nd page on Charities in the Religious Section for further information.


Harrison Ave Residence (Westwood).jpg (93777 bytes)                Westwood Residence.jpg (85857 bytes)
Harrison Avenue                                 Unknown Home  



Delta Avenue Residence.jpg (159435 bytes)
 Delta Avenue 


John Hauck Residence-1.jpg (106102 bytes)            John Hauck Residence-2.jpg (71404 bytes)            John Hauck Residence-3.jpg (86799 bytes)            Louis J.Hauck.jpg (334472 bytes)
                                         The John Hauck house is at 812 Dayton Street                                                   Louis Hauck (son)


The Kellogg Homestead, No. 3811 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati..jpg (51957 bytes)                3811 Eastern Ave Kellogg Homestead.jpg (127634 bytes)
The Kellogg Homestead                              Newer Image         
3811 Eastern Avenue                                                               

   Built by Samuel Knisley as an inn, by the 1840's it was used as a private residence by his descendants. The Kellogg family lived there from the 1840's until 1977. Ensign R. Kellogg was a coal merchant. One of his sons (Marshall 1865-1950) became president of the National Lead Co. and his other son Edwin (1862-1937) was active in city government. From 1899 to 1921 he served on the city council, vigorously pursuing road and sewer improvements for the East End. Kellogg Avenue was named in his memory.


Marvin Residence.jpg (117079 bytes)    A Grandview Colonial Residence.jpg (81949 bytes)    Thompson Homestead.jpg (328620 bytes)                    Walnut & Highland-Elmwood Place.jpg (147847 bytes)
     Three Pleasant Ridge Residences                      Thompson Homestead                                    Elmwood Place


Terrace Park Residence.jpg (139316 bytes)            The Virginia Lynne.jpg (90535 bytes)
Terrace Park Home                            Virginia Lynne    
                                                        2824 Melrose Ave.

  The 1st card above was called a "Fresh Air" home because it was situated in the eastern suburb of Terrace Park so that inner-city children could escape the smog and dangers of their neighborhoods. Cincinnati was active in the national settlement house movement which provided citizenship, job training, and sports programs for immigrants and poor urban families. Today it is the site of the Stepping Stones Center for the handicapped.

Two Vernonville Residences

Vernonville Residences.jpg (127420 bytes)    3009 Vernon Place.jpg (275273 bytes)                        Vernonville Residences-2.jpg (99824 bytes)

   The 2nd photograph above shows what the home in the 1st postcard looks like today. It is located around 3009 Vernon Place.


These 3 images are not postcards
William Haines Lytle.jpg (578617 bytes)           Gen. lytle.jpg (378498 bytes)            Lytle Residence 366 Lawrence St..jpg (741059 bytes)
William Haines Lytle     

William Lytle Residence-2.jpg (148914 bytes)            William Lytle Residence-1.jpg (134190 bytes)

  The William Lytle Home was located across the street from the Taft House (now the Taft Museum) in What is now Lytle Park. One of his sons, William Haines Lytle, was a poet, a lawyer, and a brigadier General who was killed at the battle of Chickamauga in the Civil War. It was here where he wrote his famous poem "Anthony and Cleopatra." The Lytle family owned much of the land in the area and in 1905 the city bought this land for $242,000 for use as a park and playground. In 1908 the historic home was demolished and Lytle Park took its place..


Ed Busse's Country Home.jpg (100180 bytes)
Busse Residence

   Edward Busse was president and secretary of the Busse and Borgmann Co. undertakers. You can see some of their cards in the Advertisers section. 


M.Y.Cooper.jpg (337339 bytes)
Home builder Myers Y. Cooper 

Myers cooper Homes.jpg (110725 bytes)        Myers Cooper-back.jpg (67265 bytes)        Home by Cooper.jpg (258367 bytes)        1342 Duncan Ave..jpg (123312 bytes)
                                                       Back Of Both Cards                 1342 Duncan Ave.             Residence Today


Unsere Wohnung Home.jpg (89310 bytes)    2624 Eden Ave..jpg (58194 bytes)                    3626 Reading Road.jpg (212675 bytes)
Unsere Wohnung            Home Today                                 3626 Reading Rd. 
2624 Eden Avenue                                                                                                    


2136 N. Main St-rp.jpg (103029 bytes)                        1711 Minion Ave.jpg (135849 bytes)
2136 N. Main St.   R.P.                                   N. A. Berthol residence
                                                                          1711 Ninion Avenue


Harrison Home.jpg (227934 bytes)
Real Photo Postcard
Home in Harrison



Camp Dennison Waldschmidt House.jpg (346972 bytes)    Camp Dennison-House.jpg (363954 bytes)    Camp Dennison House 2.jpg (343826 bytes)    Waldschmidt RP.jpg (315360 bytes)    Waldshmidt Interior.jpg (383899 bytes)
                                                      Christian Waldschmidt House. Camp Dennison                                            Interior

   During the Civil War, this house (built in 1804) was part of Camp Dennison, which was used primarily as a general training center, recruiting depot, and hospital post. It was named after Governor William Dennison.  Before that the area was known as "Germany", established by Christian Waldschmidt and a group of Pennsylvania German pietists in 1795-96. Waldschmidt erected the first paper mill in Ohio here and the buildings are the oldest in Hamilton County. This house, now known after the man who built it as Waldschmidt House, served as the headquarters for General Joshua Bates. The house fell into disrepair over the years. In 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Chester Kroger of Cincinnati who had purchased the property, gave the house to the Ohio Society Daughters of the American Revolution (OSDAR) and donated $5,000 to start the restoration. Restoration was not begun until after WWII. In 1953 the house was dedicated and opened to the public as a museum.
   After the Civil War ended in 1865 Camp Dennison was no longer needed and was deactivated in September. The small community of Camp Dennison, Ohio, sprang up around the camp and Hospital. Many of the homes and barns used the lumber and other materials found at the abandoned army camp.

7575 Glendale-Milford Road.jpg (143139 bytes)

   The Christian Waldschmidt House is located between the towns of Indian Hill and Milford at 7575 Glendale-Milford Road. The image above is what it looks like today. The three non-postcard images below show how  Camp Dennison camp looked during the Civil War.

Camp Dennison panorama.jpg (198603 bytes)        Camp Dennison-3.jpg (567521 bytes)        Camp Dennison-a1861.jpg (236156 bytes)
Camp Dennison  


Camp Dennison rppc.jpg (78115 bytes)

   This real photo postcard is not a residential card, nor is it a very clear or good card, but I stuck it here because Camp Dennison cards are few and far between and I wanted to keep them together. It states on the card that this view is after the blast of 93 cans of powder on the hill below the camp. That's it. It was mailed in January of 1907. Not much of a card but it is a card.



Civil War Cover-Dennison.jpg (223696 bytes)

   This unused Civil War envelope shows either a man-like target or a prisoner being shot. The name Jeff is on the figure.