Levi Anderson House

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Levi Anderson House
Levi Anderson House.JPG
Front of the house
Levi Anderson House is located in Ohio
Levi Anderson House
Nearest city Chillicothe, Ohio
Coordinates 39°21′38″N 83°4′32″W / 39.36056°N 83.07556°W / 39.36056; -83.07556Coordinates: 39°21′38″N 83°4′32″W / 39.36056°N 83.07556°W / 39.36056; -83.07556
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1826
Architect Gershon Anderson
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001524[1]
Added to NRHP December 12, 1976

The Levi Anderson House is a historic house in Union Township, Ross County, Ohio, United States. Located along Anderson Station Road west of the city of Chillicothe,[1] it is a fine example of the Greek Revival farmhouses of early nineteenth-century rural Ross County.[2]

The oldest (rear) part of the house was built in 1826; its first resident appears to have been William Robinson, who participated in the first settlement of Ross County in 1795. A veteran of the last military conflict between whites and Native Americans in Ross County, he bought approximately 300 acres (120 ha) of land surrounding the present house and built a log cabin on the property, becoming Union Township's first settler. The property was purchased by Levi Anderson in 1838, who arranged for the expansion of the house and the embellishment of its interior. Responsible for the interior improvements was Levi's brother Gershon Anderson; he crafted detailed woodworking, which remains to the present day.[2]

The house itself is a brick structure, covered with weatherboarding; it rests on a foundation of sandstone and is ornamented by elements of wood and stone. Many original elements of the house survive, qualifying it for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places because of its well-preserved historic architecture. It was added to the Register in late 1976, both because of its architecture and because of its place in local exploration and settlement.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 2. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 1211-1212.
  3. ^ Anderson, Levi, House, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2010-09-13.