The Cary Cottage in Mt. Healthy was the home of poetesses Alice and Phoebe Cary. Despite a difficult childhood as a pioneer farming family, THe Cary sisters developed a love for poetry. “The only newspaper the Cary family read, The Trumpet and Universalist Magazine, had a poet’s corner the girls loved.”
Today, Cary Cottage is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on the grounds of Clovernook’s Cincinnati facility, 7000 Hamilton Avenue in North College Hill.
From 1832-50, the cottage was the home of the Cary family, early settlers to the area. The Cary family tree can be traced back to Sir Thomas Cary, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth, through John Cary who came to Plymouth in 1630. Two of the daughters who lived in Cary Cottage, Alice and Phoebe Cary, were well-known poets of their day.
The Cottage is open for tours by appointment only Monday through Friday. There is no admission charge, though donations are accepted. To arrange a tour, please contact us at 513-522-3860 and ask for a member of our development staff
1 http://www25-temp.uua.org/uuhs/duub/articles/carysisters.html retrived Jan.27, 2013
2 http://www.clovernook.org/about_history.php retrived January 27, 2014