Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker House

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Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker House
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Rickenbacker House
Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker House is located in Ohio
Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker House
Location 1334 East Livington Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
Coordinates 39°56′58″N 82°57′44″W / 39.94944°N 82.96222°W / 39.94944; -82.96222Coordinates: 39°56′58″N 82°57′44″W / 39.94944°N 82.96222°W / 39.94944; -82.96222
Built 1895
Architect William Rickenbacker
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001426
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 11, 1976[1]
Designated NHL May 11, 1976[2]

The Edward V. Rickenbacker House in Columbus, Ohio is a National Historic Landmark. It commemorates the early life of Eddie Rickenbacker, who at various times in his life was a flying ace, Medal of Honor recipient, race car driver and a pioneer in air transportation.

The first portion of the house was built between 1893 and 1895 by Rickenbacker's father, William, with two rooms on the main floor and two attic rooms. About 1900 William and Eddie Rickenbacker built an ell to the north, over a cellar. Eddie grew up in this house, and it was his nominal residence during World War I until he rented an apartment in 1922 with his wife. Eddie paid off the mortgage on the house after his father's death, and it remained in the family until about 1960, the residence of Eddie's sister Mary.[3]

The house is a 1½ story frame structure, with the additional possibly of brick, all covered with shingles. The roof is a gable with a shed dormer. Windows are one-over-one sashes. A former porch is now enclosed. Access to the cellar is through an exterior metal bulkhead door on a concrete base; the concrete bears the initials "E.V.R." The house interior comprises three rooms on the first floor and two in the attic. A one-story shed on the property dates to the Rickenbacker occupancy.[3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  3. ^ a b Alexander, Cathy A.; Christian, Ralph (October 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Captain Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker Boyhood Home". National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 

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