Robbins Hunter Museum

The Avery-Downer House was built in 1842 and is one of America’s preeminent examples of Greek Revival architecture. The home was constructed by successful businessman Alfred Avery and remained a private residence until 1903 when it became home sequentially to Denison University fraternities Phi G... Read More
The Avery-Downer House was built in 1842 and is one of America’s preeminent examples of Greek Revival architecture. The home was constructed by successful businessman Alfred Avery and remained a private residence until 1903 when it became home sequentially to Denison University fraternities Phi Gamma Delta and Kappa Sigma. It once again became a private home in 1956, when Robbins Hunter Jr., a noted historian and antiquarian, resided here. Under the provisions of his will, this important American landmark and historical treasure was opened as the Robbins Hunter Museum in 1981. The Robbins Hunter Museum is furnished with 18th & 19th-century decorative arts acquired by the original owners, as well as collectors tied to the house over its long history. The building has undergone extensive restoration and rehabilitation, revealing the beauty of this important Grecian landmark.