: Taken by photographer Ihna Thayer Frary in 1921, this photograph shows the front of the Baldwin-Bus house in Hudson, Ohio, in Summit County. The design and decoration of the front of the house resembles that of an ancient Greek temple with four engaged Ionic columns supporting a decorative cornice and pediment, which is trimmed with dental work. A semi-circular window sits above the door and a similarly designed window or vent sits beneath the roof's pitch. A note on the reverse indicates that this photograph was published in "House Beautiful."
This house was built by Frederick Baldwin in 1834 in the Greek Revival architectural style. Caroline, Frederick's daughter, founded the Hudson Library and Historical Society which bought the house in 1922 and was opened to the public in 1925. Several restorations and additions have been made to the home. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1873, Ihna Thayer Frary was a prominent American art and architecture scholar, whose primary interest was the architectural heritage of the region of northeastern Ohio known as the Western Reserve. In addition to serving as publicity and membership secretary of the Cleveland Museum of Art, he was a professor of Ohio and American architecture at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Western Reserve University’s School of Architecture. Over the course of his career, Frary was a design consultant for private clients and designed furniture, and was an active member of several prominent arts councils in the Cleveland area. In 1963, Frary and his two sons donated his entire photographic collection to the Ohio Historical Society (now the Ohio History Connection). The Inha Thayer Frary Collection consists of 4,000 5 x 7 photographs of private residences, churches, taverns, and public buildings, as well as select rural buildings, bridges, archaeological sites, and public monuments. View on Ohio Memory.
: P_112_B54A_1081_01 Subjects
: Frary, I. T. (Ihna Thayer); Photography--Ohio; Houses; Domestic architecture; Places
: Hudson (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)