Henry Probasco House

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Henry Probasco House
Henry Probasco House.jpg
Front of the house
Henry Probasco House is located in Ohio
Henry Probasco House
Location 430 W. Cliff Ln., Cincinnati, Ohio[2]
Coordinates 39°9′27.24″N 84°31′24.84″W / 39.1575667°N 84.5235667°W / 39.1575667; -84.5235667Coordinates: 39°9′27.24″N 84°31′24.84″W / 39.1575667°N 84.5235667°W / 39.1575667; -84.5235667
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built 1859–1866
Architect William Tinsley
Architectural style Romanesque Revival[2]
NRHP Reference # 72001022[1]
Added to NRHP November 9, 1972[1]

Henry Probasco House is a registered historic, single-dwelling house in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. It was built from 1859–1866 for Henry Probasco and his wife, Julia Amanda, on a 20-acre (8.1 ha) estate.[3] Probasco is known for donating the Tyler Davidson Fountain to the city. The house was listed in the National Register on November 9, 1972.

In 1856 Henry Probasco toured Europe and was inspired upon his return to the United States to build his home, "Oakwood," in the country. The home was built in the Norman Romanesque Revival style which gained popularity in the mid 19th century. The architect was William Tinsley and "Oakwood" was his only Romanesque design. Isaac Graveson is reported as the manufacturer and Francis Pedretti as the interior designer. By the end of construction in 1866 the cost to build the home was $500,000. Tinsley decided to unite limestone and sandstone in the construction of "Oakwood" which was successful and influenced the use of those materials in future residences in Cincinnati. The initials "HP" for Henry Probasco and "JA" for Julia Amanda are located on the gable along with the date "1860." Tinsley also put his monogrammed initials "T" over a "W." The house is 170 ft. long and 70 ft. wide, fronting southwardly.

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  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2007-06-30). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Henry Probasco House". DAAPSpace. University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  3. ^ Clubbe, John (1991). Cincinnati Observed: Architecture and History. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press. pp. 307–308.