National Register adds Lisbon house
By NORMAN LEIGH
VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU
LISBON -- A home constructed in 1838 is Columbiana County's latest addition to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Marcus Hanna Boyhood Home, 251 E. High St., was named to the listing because of its architectural significance, said Barbara Powers of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office.
The 11/2-story house combines two architectural styles, Powers explained.
One is the early-19th century Federal style, and the other is the early-20th century Colonial Revival style.
Incorporation of the more recent style is the result of a a 1907 remodeling job conducted by Pittsburgh architects George S. Orth & amp; Brother.
The firm added a gambrel roof to the residence, which is a Colonial Revival style feature.
The house is owned by Mrs. James Primm, Powers said, and is still used as a private residence. Mrs. Primm nominated it for the register, Powers said.
Although the house was named to the National Register because of its architectural significance, it has an historical past as well.
The original owner, Dr. Leonard Hanna, was a famed abolitionist and temperance campaigner.
His son, Marcus, graduated from Harvard Law School and managed the 1896 and 1900 campaign tours of President McKinley, originally from Niles.
Marcus Hanna also served as the Republican Party's national chairman.
In 1898, he was appointed a U.S. senator. He was elected to the post in 1902.
Getting a building on the National Register is a process that generally takes six months to a year, Powers explained.
In Ohio, nominations are presented through the Ohio Historic Preservation Office and the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board.
The National Park Service has final say on which structures are entered on the register.
Owners of property placed on the national register still retain all their rights to the structure. They may sell it, remodel it, or even tear it down if they wish, Powers said.