Rawson House

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Rawson House
Front of the Rawson House
Rawson House is located in Ohio
Rawson House
Location 3767 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates 39°9′8″N 84°31′10″W / 39.15222°N 84.51944°W / 39.15222; -84.51944Coordinates: 39°9′8″N 84°31′10″W / 39.15222°N 84.51944°W / 39.15222; -84.51944
Area less than one acre
Architectural style Italian Villa
Governing body Private
Part of Clifton Avenue Historic District (#78002074)
NRHP Reference # 73001465[1]
Added to NRHP July 24, 1973

The Rawson House is a historic building located along Clifton Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Erected at an unknown date in the nineteenth century,[1] it has been ranked as a fine example of the Italian Villa style of architecture.[2] Built with brick walls and elements of wood and stone,[3] it was originally the home of early Cincinnati resident Jacob Lloyd Wayne. Later in its history, the house was sold to Joseph Rawson, who was successively the president of a local meat packing firm and the vice-president of the city's First National Bank.[2]

In 1973, the Rawson House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] Non-archaeological historic sites in the United States qualify to be listed on the National Register by passing any of three different criteria: significant historical role, relation to a historically significant person, or historically significant architecture.[4] It is possible for properties to meet more than one criterion; the Rawson House fit all three. Five years later, a group of properties along Clifton Avenue were designated a historic district, the Clifton Avenue Historic District;[1] the Rawson House is a contributing property to that district.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "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. 1. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 658.
  3. ^ Rawson House, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2010-10-09.
  4. ^ National Register of Historic Places Fact Sheet, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Accessed 2010-10-09.
  5. ^ National Register District Address Finder, Ohio Historical Society, 2010. Accessed 2010-10-10.