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Ihna Thayer Frary Collection
Description: Taken by photographer Ihna Thayer Frary in 1924, this photograph is identified as the doorway to the Hanchett House, located in Mesopotamia, Ohio, east of Colebrook. A post and lintel arch with wooden columns frames the recessed door, along with decorative windows and woodwork. 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.
Image ID: P112_B54A_2122_01
Subjects: Frary, I. T. (Ihna Thayer); Photography--Ohio; Western Reserve; Domestic architecture; Doors & doorways
Places: Mesopotamia (Ohio); Trumbull County (Ohio)