Description: Methodist Home for the Aged (Twin Towers) is located in Cincinnati at 5343 Hamilton Ave., College Hill. The institution was originally located at a former hotel in Yellow Springs, Ohio, which was destroyed by fire in 1902. The building was designed and supervised by architect, Samuel Hannaford. Hannaford designed the building to be fireproof with no wooded floors or stairways. The building is constructed of yellow buff-brick with Bedford stone trim, and stands seven stories high. It has a steel and concrete frame with tiled floors and a red tiled roof. The building also has two towers that stand 150 feet tall. L. P. Hazen & Co. was the contractor and construction began in June of 1903. The building was constructed in stages to avoid dept. The central building opened in 1908, the Wilson Chapel opened in 1909, and the south wing was not complete until 30 years later. The cost of the entire building was estimated around $220,000. The building was partly funded by Mr. and Mrs. Obed J. Wilson who donated the twenty acres of land in College Hill, $80,000, and their private art collection.
Caption incorrectly reads: "The new dormitory, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Butler County, 1936." View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B09F02_003_001 Subjects: Methodist Homes for the Aged; Twin Towers (Cincinnati, Ohio); Samuel Hannaford & Sons; Cincinnati (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)
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