Pendleton, George Hunt, House (NRIS 66000611)
559 E. Liberty St.,
Ohio. County/parish: Hamilton.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
October 15, 1966.
- George Hunt Pendleton House
- The George H. Pendleton House is a historic house at 559 Liberty Hill in the Prospect Hill Historic District of Cincinnati, Ohio. It was built in 1870 in the French Second Empire style. From 1879 until his death in 1889, this was the residence of Senator George Hunt Pendleton (1825-89). As a U.S. Senator (1879-1885), Pendleton spearheaded civil service reform, meeting here in 1882 to draft the Pendleton Act, which created the Civil Service merit system. The building, now in mixed commercial and residential use, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964. (read more...)
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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000611