The Search for Kilgour Place

Time for my blog readers to do some sleuthing!


Old Madison Pike in East Walnut Hills, near Cincinnati (2012)

Though born in Paris, Larz Anderson spent most of his childhood and early teen years in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Until 1878, the Col. Nicholas Longworth Anderson family lived in downtown Cincinnati in a simple red brick town house at 120 East Fourth Street that had been built around 1840.  In 1878, after the death of Col. Anderson’s father, Larz Anderson I (1803-1878), Nicholas and Elizabeth Anderson moved their family to a house known as “Kilgour Place” on Madison Road in the East Walnut Hills area near Cincinnati.  Then as now, the area was known for its affluent residents and magnificent homes. The family lived in Kilgour Place until their move to Washington in 1880.  It is possible that the home belonged to the family of Larz’s mother, Elizabeth Kilgour Anderson.

Madison.Pike-NewToday’s Madison Road as seen from the Old Madison Pike (2012)

The exact location of Kilgour Place or the style of the house is unknown, though one source at the time described it as being “on Madison below Torrence.”

If you are from Cincinnati or East Walnut Hills and know something about this house or have an idea of where it was (or is!) located, please contact the author by clicking here.

Madison.Pike---2An unidentified house on Madison Road in East Walnut Hills, near Cincinnati.
Did “Kilgour Place” look something like this?

Photos by Skip Moskey
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