Samuel Hannaford

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Samuel Hannaford (10 April 1835 - 7 January 1911) was an American architect based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Some of the best known landmarks in the city, such as Music Hall and City Hall, were of his design. The bulk of Hannaford's work was done locally, over 300 buildings, but his residential designs appear through New England to the Midwest and the South.

Early life[edit]

Born in England, Hannaford immigrated with his family to Cincinnati age nine.[1]

List of works[edit]

This list includes works by Samuel Hannaford and, after 1904, works by his firm Samuel Hannaford and Sons.



Samuel Hannaford and Sons Thematic Resources[edit]

A 1978 study titled the "Samuel Hannaford and Sons Thematic Resources in Hamilton County" was conducted which identified numerous Hannaford buildings for potential listing in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[3] This led to numerous actual listings of Hamilton County properties designed by the Hannafords.


Cincinnati City Hall, built 1858–1897 
Ohio National Guard Armory 


  1. ^ Grace, Kevin (Jan 4, 2012). "Legendary Locals of Cincinnati". Arcadia Publishing. p. 33. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Samuel Hannaford used blue sandstone and Ohio River sandstone, popular buildings materials in Cincinnati at that time, for the construction of the Bell House. At the time of the construccion the house was actually in a suburb of Cincinnati-Walnut Hills". "American Victorian Architecture", by Arnold Lewis and Keith Morgan. Dover publications, 1975. 1886 pictures by Albert Levy
  3. ^ Stephen C. Gordon and Elisabeth H. Tuttle (December 11, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Samuel Hannaford & Sons Thematic Resources in Hamilton County". National Park Service. 

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