Leftwich House

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Leftwich House
Leftwich House, Greenville.jpg
Front of the house
Leftwich House is located in Ohio
Leftwich House
Leftwich House is located in the US
Leftwich House
Location 203 S. Washington St., Greenville, Ohio
Coordinates 40°5′54″N 84°37′48″W / 40.09833°N 84.63000°W / 40.09833; -84.63000Coordinates: 40°5′54″N 84°37′48″W / 40.09833°N 84.63000°W / 40.09833; -84.63000
Area less than one acre
Built 1875
Architectural style Italianate, Stick-Eastlake
NRHP Reference # 75001373[1]
Added to NRHP October 21, 1975

The Leftwich House is a historic house in Greenville, Ohio, United States. Built in 1875, the house features a combination of the Italianate[1] and Stick-Eastlake styles. A frame structure built upon a foundation of stone, it is one of the most well-preserved Stick-Eastlake houses in Greenville and the surrounding area, with a porch that has been described as "outstanding" and a gable that is ornamented by specifically Stick elements.[2]

The house's floor plan is unusual; its four-bay western facade is divided between two components of two bays each; through the northern component, one may enter the house through a Victorian front door. An Eastlake porch shelters the rear door that opens onto the protruding kitchen, and various eaves elsewhere on the exterior form separate cornices, each of which is composed of brackets and a frieze. Covering the house is a hip roof,[2] which consists primarily of shingles.[3]

In 1975, the Leftwich House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its excellent architecture.[1] Although the house's history included no distinctive events or residents, its architecture was rare enough to qualify it for listing.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 1. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 307.
  3. ^ Leftwich House, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2010-05-21.