Donovan Robeson House

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Dr. Donovan Robeson House
Dr. Donovan Robeson House.jpg
Front of the house
Donovan Robeson House is located in Ohio
Donovan Robeson House
Location 330 W. 4th St., Greenville, Ohio
Coordinates 40°5′55″N 84°38′7″W / 40.09861°N 84.63528°W / 40.09861; -84.63528Coordinates: 40°5′55″N 84°38′7″W / 40.09861°N 84.63528°W / 40.09861; -84.63528
Area less than one acre
Built 1902
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001411[1]
Added to NRHP December 12, 1976

The Donovan Robeson House is a historic house in Greenville, Ohio, United States. Located along Fourth Street west of downtown,[1] the Robeson House has been ranked as the city's most significant Queen Anne mansion.[2]

Robeson's life[edit]

After graduation from the Ohio Medical College in 1870, Robeson practiced medicine in Illinois for a short while before moving to Darke County. Following a period of service in the village of Arcanum, he moved to Greenville in 1900, where he arranged for the construction of a combined house-and-office building. Besides maintaining his medical practice, Robeson was a public servant, holding office as a county probate judge from 1902 to 1908.[2]

Architecture[edit]

Built in 1902,[1] the Robeson House is a two-and-a-half story brick house with a front turret.[2] Among the most significant details are its stone foundation,[3] its slate roof, and a pavilion-style porch on the front. Inside, the living room is heated by a Mission Revival style fireplace, and the dining room is ornamented with a sideboard of walnut.[2]

Recognition[edit]

In December 1976, the Robeson House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its well-preserved historic architecture. It was the fourth place in Greenville to be listed, after the Leftwich House, the Greenville Mausoleum, and the courthouse complex.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 1. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 307.
  3. ^ Robeson, Dr. Donovan, House, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2010-07-28.