Gwendolyn Dunlevy Kelley bookplate   Save
Katherine Geis Collection
Description: This bookplate designed by Helen Gwendolyn Dunlevy Kelley depicts the mansion built by her grandfather Alfred Kelley on East Broad Street in Columbus. Her design incorporated Ionic columns to form the illustration's frame. (This style of column was placed at the entrances of the drive to the house.) Completed in 1838, the Greek Revival mansion was the home of Ohio lawyer, banker, and canal commissioner Alfred Kelley. The house was dismantled in September 1961, and the stones from the house, made from Ohio sandstone, are currently at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio. Helen Gwendolyn Dunlevy Kelley Hack (1877-1960) was a noted miniaturist and sculptor. She studied in Paris and in New York City. She was the co-editor of "Edouard Remenyi: Musician, Literateur, and Man: An Appreciation" (1906). She married Charles Wesley Hack, a physician. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05713
Subjects: Cultural Ohio--Literary Ohio; Bookplates; Books and reading; Kelley, Gwendolyn Dunlevy, 1877-1960
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)