Bancroft House

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Established 
1834

A residential community for six individuals located near the East Gate.

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.

Designer/Architect 
Ashley Bancroft and Joseph Evans, mason
Building Style 
Built with local stone.