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Moses Goldsmith Building
Front of the Goldsmith Building
|Location||356 Bryant, Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Second Renaissance Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||82003580|
|Added to NRHP||June 10, 1982|
The Moses Goldsmith Building is a historic residence in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Built in 1900, it was originally owned by Moses Goldsmith, the president of a firm that sold notions; rather than living in the house, Goldsmith built it for investment purposes, renting it to others.
A brick house with elements of sandstone and limestone, the Goldsmith Building has been ranked as a fine example of Renaissance Revival architecture. Distinctive elements of its design include prominent string courses and molding courses, plus a large loggia.
The Goldsmith Building was erected in the Clifton neighborhood at a time when that neighborhood was expanding greatly. Large numbers of prosperous members of Cincinnati society built grand homes in the neighborhood, making it a highly distinctive portion of the city. The house did not long stay in the Goldsmith family; Moses died within a few years of its construction, and his heirs sold the property in 1912. After Goldsmith's time, it was converted from a single-family residence to a multi-family residence. In 1982, the Goldsmith Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, due to its historically significant architecture; key to this designation was its loggia, which is almost unknown in Cincinnati.
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