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William Howard Doane Home
Description: Reverse reads "Doane Home, Cincinnati. William Howard Doane." The William Howard Doane Home is located in the Mount Auburn community of Cincinnati, Ohio near the Mount Auburn Baptist Church. Doane was born February 3, 1832 and died December, 23, 1915. He is buried in the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The two story brick home of which the music room is the highlight bears a pillar at the entrance which reads “Sunny Side”. In 1850, at the age of 18, he began working for a woodworking machinery manufacturer, J.A. Fay & Co, (later Fay & Egan Co.) in Connecticut, where he was born. He married Frances Mary Treat on November 2, 1857 and they had two daughters, Ida Frances (1858-1942) and Marguerite (1868-1954). In 1860, with the death Jerub Amber Fay, Doane became the managing partner, and then later president, of the firm, and moved to Cincinnati where the company was headquartered. Doane was baptized into the Central Baptist church in 1851. He played many musical instruments, enjoyed singing, and composed music, including some 2000 hymns and several Christmas cantatas. In 1875 Doane was awarded an honory Doctor of Music degree by Denison University, who also named the library after him, because of his musical and charitable work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B03F04_005_001
Subjects: Architecture--Ohio--Pictorial works.; Architecture, Domestic--Ohio--Pictorial works.; Cincinnati (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)