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Bancroft House

Established 
1834
Current Use 

Bancroft is now used to house upperclassmen.

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.

Athletics Quad
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.