Anna Sinton Taft and her husband Charles Phelps Taft collected more than 600 pieces of art which were donated to the City of Cincinnati upon their deaths in the late 1920s. Their home was turned into a museum by 1932.
The structure in which the Taft Museum of Art now resides was built in 1820 and is the oldest local wooden structure in situ. The house was built by the city's first millionaire, Martin Baum, and is a Federalist design in Palladian style.
Take a look inside one of the city's oldest local wooden buildings and home to some of the city's most treasured pieces of art, the Taft Museum of Art in downtown Cincinnati.
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