Address: 300 East Gambier Street
Architectural Style: Federal; Italianate
Year Built: c. 1837
Architect/Builder: Michael B. Boyle
Original Owner: Michael B. Boyle

Michael Boyle was a plasterer originally from Ireland. On his way to enter the real estate sector in St. Louis, Missouri, Boyle met his future wife in Newark, Ohio and the couple settled in Mount Vernon. Though little else is known about the family, the Boyles reared seven children, four of whom died at a young age. 

This Italianate home was originally built in the Federal style, as seen throughthe central entrance and lintels. The structure was enlarged and modified during the Civil War, with additional Italianate elements such as brackets beneath the eaves and Tuscan columns. With dominant Federal and Italianate architectural features, the home is a true example of vernacular architecture.