James Drake House (c. 1850)

This two-story brick house with asymmetrical façade was built in the mid-nineteenth century. The house, situated on 74 acres of land bisected by a tributary of Redbird Creek, faced Upper Mill Road (now Drake Road.) Until the early twentieth century, Upper Mill Road ran all the way down the hill to Wooster Pike, providing easy access to Newtown Bridge and the Armstrong Mills on the Little Miami River.