CINCINNATI (AP) — A historical marker will serve as a reminder of a famed Cincinnati home that has been demolished, and an auction of its contents is also planned this month.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Ohio Historical Marker honoring James N. Gamble’s business, civic and charitable accomplishments will be unveiled Aug. 9 outside the Westwood Town Hall. There will be an Aug. 23 auction of contents to benefit the Greenacres Foundation.
Among the items up for sale will be the American oak desk used by Gamble, inventor of Ivory Soap and the son of a co-founder of the consumer maker Procter & Gamble Co.
Gamble’s Westwood home was demolished last year after a years-long preservation battle. He lived in the 13-room Victorian mansion from 1875 until his death in 1932.