Among the many historic homes that are located throughout the Cincinnati area there is one home that is located over in Loveland that is sure to catch your interest and that is the Edwin M. Shield’s home. Located at 220 Riverside Ave. this home is also known to go by the names of the William Johnston House or Shield’s Crossing.
Dating back to 1868 when the home was first built under architect Henry Crooks, the Shield’s Crossing better known now to most is a complex of buildings. The architect, Crooks, chose to use the architectural style of Gothic to enhance it’s look. The home stands as a large two story frame which was built in the “L” shape. Shield’s resided in the residence until 1879. The other six buildings that contribute to the home is the carriage house, a woodshed, a stable, a smokehouse, an icehouse and a Gothic style Gazebo. The house’s name was “Christeen”.
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