Bancroft House

Established
1834
Overview
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.
Building Style
Built with local stone.
Designer/Architect
Ashley Bancroft and Joseph Evans, mason