Kemper Log House

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Front view of Kemper Log House
Side view of Kemper Log House

The Kemper Log House is a two-story, double pen log house,[1] which was built in 1804 by the Reverend James Kemper on Kemper Lane, in the Walnut Hills neighborhood. It was occupied by members of the Kemper family until 1897.[2] It is one of the oldest houses built in Cincinnati, Ohio that is still standing. The house was moved in 1912 to the Cincinnati Zoo[3] and then relocated at Heritage Village Museum in Sharon Woods.[4] Its operation is coordinated with Historic Southwest Ohio, which maintains the village.


  1. ^ Larkin, Jack (2006). "Where We Lived: Discovering the Places We Once Called Home : the American Home from 1775 to 1840". Taunton Press. p. 250. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Kemper Log House (1804)". The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. Archived from the original on 11 October 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1943). "Cincinnati, a Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors". p. 289. Retrieved 2013-05-04.
  4. ^ "Kemper House". Heritage Village. Retrieved 2 April 2014.

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Coordinates: 39°16′47″N 84°23′57″W / 39.279845°N 84.399283°W / 39.279845; -84.399283