The East High Street Historic District is a cluster of mansions on the eastern side of Springfield, Ohio, United States. Located along one of Springfield’s most important thoroughfares and once home to some of its most prominent residents, the cluster was named a historic district in 1974.
his photograph shows the residence of John Foos, located at the northeast corner of High and Sycamore streets (now 810 East High Street) in Springfield, Ohio. The John Foos Manor was built in 1870 and is an example of High Victorian Italianate architecture. The house was a showplace with hand-carved walnut woodwork; a winding, three-story staircase leading to the third-floor ballroom; a mosaic of Italian tile in the entry hall; a music room boasting an original mirror measuring 5 feet wide and over 9 feet high; and five guest bedrooms on the second floor. Foos came to Springfield from Madison County, Ohio in 1848.
On our visit to the Mansion in 2002 …. I found the former owner of the antique shop smug with is partner…..Possibly no longer with us. May Both rest in peace .
Interior photos in my 100,000 plus archives
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