Renick House

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Renick House, Paint Hill
Renick House, Paint Hill.jpg
Western end of the house
Renick House is located in Ohio
Renick House
Location 17 Mead Dr., Chillicothe, Ohio
Coordinates 39°19′24″N 82°59′26″W / 39.32333°N 82.99056°W / 39.32333; -82.99056Coordinates: 39°19′24″N 82°59′26″W / 39.32333°N 82.99056°W / 39.32333; -82.99056
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1804
Architect Presley Morris
Architectural style Virginia Style
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001528[1]
Added to NRHP May 9, 1973

The Renick House, also known as "Paint Hill", is a historic house in western Chillicothe, Ohio, United States. Built in 1804,[1] it is a two-story stone structure in the shape of the letter "L". Among its most prominent features are gables and large chimneys on each end, a massive central chimney, and a central front entrance with a fanlight and a porch with decorative pediment.[2] The house's sandstone facade is pierced by six openings: three windows on the second story and the door and two windows on the first.[3]

This "Virginia-style" Federal house was built under the direction of Presley Morris.[1] Its first inhabitant was prominent Chillicothe resident George Renick, who contributed to one of Ohio's first cattle drives; under his leadership, ninety-six cattle were moved from the Scioto River valley to Baltimore, Maryland.[2] Among the house's later owners was a Presbyterian congregation, which used it as a manse for its minister.[1] In 1904, the house was modified by the addition of an ell on one side.[2]

In 1973, the Renick House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] It was eligible for the Register both because of its well-preserved historic architecture and its connection to George Renick. One lesser building was sufficiently closely associated with the house that it qualified for inclusion with the house as a contributing property.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 2. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 1223.
  3. ^ a b Renick House, Paint Hill, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2010-09-02.