Bates-Brinkeroff House, exterior door photograph   Save
Bates-Brinkeroff House, exterior door photograph
Description: Taken by photographer Ihna Thayer Frary in 1934, this photograph shows the exterior door of a house identified as the Bates-Brinkeroff House in Melmore, Ohio, in Seneca County. The door is surrounded by an elaborate frame and slim windows. To either side of the door is a fluted, engaged Doric column. A spiral pattern trims the outer frame. 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.
Image ID: P112_B54B_3650_01
Subjects: Frary, I. T. (Ihna Thayer); Photography--Ohio; Domestic architecture; Doors & doorways
Places: Melmore (Ohio); Seneca County (Ohio)