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Trollope's house photograph
Description: Caption reads: "Trollope's House." In 1828 Mrs. Frances Trollope arrived in Cincinnati from England, followed later by her husband Thomas. She built a brick Bazaar at 311 E. Third Street in order to sell knickknacks from Manchester and Birmingham. Known by locals as "Trollope's Folly," the building had an unusual mixture of architectural features, including Gothic, Grecian, Turkish, and Egyptian styles. Inside, the building had an exhibition gallery, ballroom and two salons. Due to financial difficulties the Trollopes returned to England in 1830, where Frances Trollope wrote the first of many books. Titled 'Domestic Manners of the Americans,' her first book was a derogatory tale about her experience in the United States. Her sons, Thomas Jr. and Anthony, also later became novelists. Following Frances Trollope's departure, the Bazaar in Cincinnati housed the Ohio Mechanics Society, and in later years was a brothel before being demolished in 1881. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B02F06_006
Subjects: Architecture--Ohio--Cincinnati; Authors and readers--Ohio--Cincinnati; Hamilton County (Ohio)--History--Sources
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)