Credited as the founder of the city of Newport, General Taylor was a Quartermaster General during the War of 1812 and through persuading his cousin, James Madison who was the Secretary of State at the time, built the Newport Barracks which replaced Ft. Washington in Cincinnati. As a businessman, Taylor operated ferries across the Ohio River, founded banks, and operated mills. Upon his death his grandson subdivided the land around this home to create the East Row District.
General James Taylor House
335 East Third Street, Newport