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Photo, Print, Drawing C. H. Burroughs House, 1010 Chapel Street, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH

[ Drawings from Survey HABS OH-626  ]

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[ Data Pages from Survey HABS OH-626  ]

About this Item

Title

  • C. H. Burroughs House, 1010 Chapel Street, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH

Names

  • Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
  • Ross, Mary Fletcher
  • Hannaford, Samuel
  • Burroughs, C H
  • Cincinnati Federation of Colored Women's Clubs
  • Lane Theological Seminary
  • Mosby, John B
  • Blere, Gustave W
  • Rookwood
  • Samuel Hannaford and Sons
  • Funkhouser, Todd, field team
  • Triantafyllopolous, Sophia, field team
  • Lloyd George, Via, field team
  • Khalife, Mary, field team
  • Liu, Leo, field team
  • Knepper, Kayla, field team
  • Tilman, Jeffrey, faculty sponsor
  • University of Cincinnati, sponsor
  • McPartland, Mary, transmitter

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 1933

Headings

  • -  women
  • -  African Americans
  • -  domestic life
  • -  houses
  • -  clubs (associations)
  • -  Queen Anne Revival architectural elements
  • -  Renaissance Revival architectural elements
  • -  turrets (towers)
  • -  porticoes (porches)
  • -  brick buildings
  • -  masonry (building materials)
  • -  Ohio--Hamilton County--Cincinnati

Latitude / Longitude

  • 39.131323,-84.486432

Notes

  • -  2019 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry
  • -  Significance: The Cincinnati Federation of Colored Women's Clubs is one of the oldest African-American women’s organizations in the United States. The organization was established on May 6, 1904 by Mrs. Mary Fletcher Ross who brought eight separate women's clubs together under one organization. In 1925, club members purchased the property and by 1946 had paid off its mortgage ' this was heralded as an uncommon accomplishment for any women's organization during the period. For more than a century, the Club House has been used to educate and protect Black Cincinnatians. At one point, the Club House provided temporary housing to young women who came to Cincinnati seeking work. Having a suitable property that was used to provide services aligned with the organization's goals was a source of pride for the Federation and Cincinnati's black women. The Samuel Hannaford-designed mansion was once the residence of Cincinnati's first Mayor, John B. Mosby, and now serves as the only city Federation clubhouse remaining in Ohio. The Clubhouse design combines elements of Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival architectural modes, featuring characteristic elements such as​ a cylindrical corner turret flanking a gabled entrance portico. Throughout the facility, many rooms feature highly detailed Rookwood fireplaces, brass chandeliers, large bay windows, and original trim work. Although the house has been converted into a social club, it still retains sufficient original structural integrity to qualify for designation as a historic site. The Cincinnati Federation of Colored Women's Clubs has remained active in the Walnut Hills neighborhood over the years by serving the community through various means. Since its founding, the women have established daycare centers, cultural art groups for girls, and have offered scholarship awards. The organization also provides clothes and food for families in need, and its volunteers offer a variety of services to​ local schools, hospitals and retirement homes. The home is used during most of the week for various social, education, and outreach events. The Clubhouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
  • -  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N2406
  • -  Survey number: HABS OH-626
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1888 Initial Construction
  • -  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 80003039

Medium

  • Measured Drawing(s): 13
  • Data Page(s): 11

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HABS OH-626

Source Collection

  • Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Control Number

  • oh2024

Rights Advisory

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Mary Fletcher Ross, Samuel Hannaford, C H Burroughs, Cincinnati Federation Of Colored Women'S Clubs, Lane Theological Seminary, John B Mosby, et al. C. H. Burroughs House,Chapel Street, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH. Ohio Cincinnati Hamilton County, 1933. translateds by Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/oh2024/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Ross, M. F., Hannaford, S., Burroughs, C. H., Cincinnati Federation Of Colored Women'S Clubs, Lane Theological Seminary [...] University Of Cincinnati, S. (1933) C. H. Burroughs House,Chapel Street, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH. Ohio Cincinnati Hamilton County, 1933. McPartland, M., trans Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/oh2024/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al. C. H. Burroughs House,Chapel Street, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH. trans by Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/oh2024/>.