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Promont in Milford.jpg
Promont is located in Ohio
Promont is located in the US
Nearest cityMilford, OH
Coordinates39°10′39″N 84°16′45″W / 39.17750°N 84.27917°W / 39.17750; -84.27917Coordinates: 39°10′39″N 84°16′45″W / 39.17750°N 84.27917°W / 39.17750; -84.27917
NRHP reference #80002959[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 21, 1980

Promont is a historic house in Milford, Ohio, United States, which was built in 1865 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It was home to John M. Pattison, 43rd Governor of Ohio from 1879 until his death in 1906.


Promont Historic Marker

Promont was built in 1865 by William McGrue on a hill above the village of Milford, OH and the Little Miami River. The Italianate Victorian home was purchased in 1879 by John M. Pattison, 43rd Governor of Ohio.[2]

Promont served as the Governor's residence during Pattison's term in office. Pattison suffered from Bright's disease and was so weakened by the disease that after his inauguration on January 8, 1906 he was too ill to remain in the state capital. He returned home to Promont that day. He never returned to Columbus. Pattison directed the state government from Promont until his death on June 18, 1906.[3]

Promont remained a private residence until 1983 when it was donated by James Kirgan to the Greater Milford Area Historical Society. Promont was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1980.

Promont Today[edit]

Today, Promont operates as a historic house museum.[4] The home is furnished in Victorian style and is open to the public for tours. It also houses exhibits of local history and a historical library of local reference information.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Sandles, A P; Doty, E W, eds. (1905). The biographical annals of Ohio 1906-1907-1908 : A handbook of the Government and Institutions of the State of Ohio. State of Ohio. p. 551.
  3. ^ "Gov. Pattison is dead" (PDF). New York Times. June 19, 1906. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  4. ^ "Promont House Museum". Greater Milford Area Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-01-07.

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