I own an old Italianate style home in a Historic District as an investment property. I had previously thought that the property which was originally two single family homes with a common wall was built in 1900. This is due to the fact that this is the date recorded in the county records. Butlers county suffered from a devastating flood in 1903 and most of the county records were destroyed.
I recently had access to the Records of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office and found out a little more about the property that I own.
The home was built in 1881 by John P. Davis (I am trying to find more information on him) who owned it until 1913. Henry Golden who was superintendent of buildings and bridges for the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad lived in the home on the right side for the first 20 years.
This home was significant because another duplex floor plan home was not built in the nearby area until the early Twentieth Century.
By the way it is also known in the records as BUT-1003-9 but Golden House sounds so much better!