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Ashtabula house photograph
Description: Taken by photographer Ihna Thayer Frary in 1922, this photograph shows what Frary refers to in his book "Early Homes of Ohio" as "Typical New England farmhouse, near Ashtabula." He goes on to say that "the heavy pilasters and entablature, as well as the recessed porch, are common throughout the Western Reserve." A note on the photograph's reverse states that it was published by the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 1922. 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: P_112_B54A_1423_01
Subjects: Frary, I. T. (Ihna Thayer); Photography--Ohio; Houses; Domestic architecture
Places: Ashtabula (Ohio); Ashtabula County (Ohio)