George Hunt Pendleton House

559 E. Liberty St., Cincinnati, Ohio

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Description 

From 1879 until his death, this was the residence of George Hunt Pendleton (1825-1889), lawyer and politician. As a U.S. Senator (1879-1885), Pendleton spearheaded civil service reform. He and his committee met here in 1882 to draft the Pendleton Act, creating the Civil Service merit system. The Civil Service Commission met here for the first two years of its existence. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 29, 1964

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000611
NR name
Pendleton, George Hunt, House
Architectural styles
Victorian: Second Empire; Other architectural type; Mansard
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current functions
Professional; Multiple dwelling
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1879

Update Log 

  • July 31, 2010: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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