Flashback Minis: Kinsman House

WARREN, Ohio– Built in 1832, the Kinsman House is the oldest remaining building on “Millionaires Row” in Warren.

Isaac Ladd constructed was the architect and built the home for Fredrick Kinsman and his wife, Olive Perkins Kinsman. Simon Perkins, Perkins Kinsman’s father, paid for the house. Simon Perkins was one of the wealthiest men in Warren and owned a vast amount of land.

The couple received the house as a wedding gift. Perkins Kinsman died while giving birth a few years later, but Kinsman continued to live in the house with his second wife until his death.

Years later, the house was used as classrooms for Hiram College, and was eventually used as office space by Trumbull County and the city of Warren.

In the early 2000s, it was one of the first buildings to receive a Historic Preservation Grant after the National Park Service created the Save America’s Treasures program.

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