92 Jefferson Avenue

92 JeffersonThis house is a two-story brick Italianate style structure with a hipped roof, a one-story bay window with wide cornice. The windows are flat-arched, two over two, with incised stone lintels and drip labels.   The house has narrow rectangular frieze windows. There is a one-story open wooden entry porch on the south side. This was the first house on the block to be completely refurbished. This was accomplished in 1979.

 

First surveyed as a portion of Montgomery Township as designated on the first survey of Congress Lands made in May 1799 by John Mathews and Ebenezer Buckingham, United States Surveyors.

 

Sold by the US government authorized by Thomas Jefferson, President, to Seth Harding of New London, Conn. Feb. 20, 1802 in accordance with a Feb. 18, 1801 act of Congress offering grants of land to "refugees from the British Provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia", attested by James Madison, Secretary of State.

 

A complete list of transfers is available; highlights include:

 

Sold by Seth Harding to Bela Badger of Bucks County, Penn. Feb. 16, 1803

 

Sold by William Bambrough to The State of Ohio March 19, 1845 for use as grounds for Ohio's Lunatic Asylum

 

Sold by the State of Ohio authorized by Rutherford B. Hayes, Governor, to William S. Sullivant May 2, 1870

 

Sold by Margaret Woodbury to Clarence N. Hoon Aug. 28, 1942

 

Upon Clarence Hoon's death, the land was split among his three daughters (Elise Hoon, Doris Hoon, and Louisa G. Lawler) and then in turn settled among them to be owned by Elsie Hoon Aug. 23, 1946

 

Sold by Elsie Hoon (at this time widowed) to Elde Glenn April 27, 1951

 

Received of Arthur I. Vorys on behalf of the Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts Aug. 12, 1974

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