Moses Goldsmith Building

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Moses Goldsmith Building
MosesGoldsmithBuilding.jpg
Front of the Goldsmith Building
Moses Goldsmith Building is located in Ohio
Moses Goldsmith Building
Location 356 Bryant, Cincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates 39°8′44″N 84°31′17″W / 39.14556°N 84.52139°W / 39.14556; -84.52139Coordinates: 39°8′44″N 84°31′17″W / 39.14556°N 84.52139°W / 39.14556; -84.52139
Area less than one acre
Built 1900
Architectural style Second Renaissance Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82003580[1]
Added to NRHP June 10, 1982

The Moses Goldsmith Building is a historic residence in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Built in 1900,[1] it was originally owned by Moses Goldsmith, the president of a firm that sold notions; rather than living in the house, Goldsmith built it for investment purposes, renting it to others.[2]

A brick house with elements of sandstone and limestone,[3] the Goldsmith Building has been ranked as a fine example of Renaissance Revival architecture. Distinctive elements of its design include prominent string courses and molding courses, plus a large loggia.[2]

The Goldsmith Building was erected in the Clifton neighborhood at a time when that neighborhood was expanding greatly. Large numbers of prosperous members of Cincinnati society built grand homes in the neighborhood, making it a highly distinctive portion of the city. The house did not long stay in the Goldsmith family; Moses died within a few years of its construction, and his heirs sold the property in 1912.[2] After Goldsmith's time, it was converted from a single-family residence to a multi-family residence. In 1982, the Goldsmith Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, due to its historically significant architecture;[1] key to this designation was its loggia, which is almost unknown in Cincinnati.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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, 605.
  3. ^ Goldsmith, Moses, Building, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2010-11-04.