Taft Museum of Art

Taft Museum of Art (HMGBU)

Location: Cincinnati, OH 45202 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.123', W 84° 30.197'

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Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft House

This 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
Marker Number24-31
Year Placed2002
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Docents of the Taft Museum of Art, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 9:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 715898 N 4331069
Decimal Degrees39.10205000, -84.50328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.123', W 84° 30.197'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 7.38" N, 84° 30' 11.82" W
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Area Code(s)513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 530 E 4th St, Cincinnati OH 45202, US
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