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Bancroft House

Established: 
1834
Current Use: 

It is now used to house upper class students.

History & Architecture

Ashley Bancroft was an active abolitionist and the first meeting of the Ohio State Anti-Slavery Society was held in his home. The meeting led to the "Granville Riot" of 1836. The house was also a station on the Underground Railroad and early childhood home of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Ashley's son and renowned Pacific Coast historian. The home was part of the Deeds Purchase of 1917.

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As the only “satellite” house designated solely for women, Bancroft offers its residents a setting that’s both unique in Denison living and cradled in history.
Designer/Architect: 
Ashley Bancroft and Joseph Evans, mason
Building Style: 
Built with local stone.