: Taken by photographer Ihna Thayer Frary in 1922, this photograph shows the David Thompson house, published in "American Architecture," in Chagrin Falls Township, Ohio. The Doric columns supporting the pediment-like overhang of the front porch reflects the Classical Revival architectural style which utilizes architectural elements of ancient Greece and Rome, in this case Greco-Roman temple architecture.
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 Ihna 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.
: P_112_B54A_1380_01 Subjects
: Frary, I. T. (Ihna Thayer); Photography--Ohio; Western Reserve; Houses; Domestic architecture; Classical Revival (European revival style) Places
: Chagrin Falls (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)