Rawson House

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Rawson House
Front of the Rawson House
Rawson House is located in Ohio
Rawson House
Rawson House is located in the US
Rawson House
Location 3767 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates 39°9′8″N 84°31′10″W / 39.15222°N 84.51944°W / 39.15222; -84.51944Coordinates: 39°9′8″N 84°31′10″W / 39.15222°N 84.51944°W / 39.15222; -84.51944
Area Less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Architectural style Italian Villa
Part of Clifton Avenue Historic District (#78002074)
NRHP Reference # 73001465[1]
Added to NRHP July 24, 1973

The Rawson House is a historic building along Clifton Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Erected circa 1870,[2] it has been ranked as a fine example of the Italian Villa style of architecture.[3] Built with brick walls and elements of wood and stone,[4] it was originally the home of Jacob Lloyd Wayne. Later, the house was sold to Joseph Rawson, who was the president of a local meat packing firm and then the vice-president of the city's First National Bank.[3]

In 1973, the Rawson House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] Non-archaeological historic sites in the United States qualify to be listed on the National Register by passing any of three different criteria: significant historical role, relation to a historically significant person, or historically significant architecture.[5] It is possible for properties to meet more than one criterion; the Rawson House fit all three. Five years later, a group of properties along Clifton Avenue were designated a historic district, the Clifton Avenue Historic District;[1] the Rawson House is a contributing property to that district.[6]


  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Rawson House, University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, 2015. Accessed 2015-12-29.
  3. ^ a b Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 1. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 658.
  4. ^ Rawson House, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2010-10-09.
  5. ^ National Register of Historic Places Fact Sheet, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Accessed 2010-10-09.
  6. ^ National Register District Address Finder, Ohio Historical Society, 2010. Accessed 2010-10-10.