Photos for this album taken by Cheryl Gram.
Asa Smith Bushnell I (September 16, 1834- January 15, 1904) was a Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 40th Governor of Ohio. Prior to becoming Governor, he served as the president of the Warder, Bushnell and Glessner Company, which became one of four companies that merged to form International Harvester. Other roles in business included serving as president of the Springfield Gas Company and the First National Bank of Springfield. Bushnell and his wife built this Richardson Romanesque mansion in Springfield, Ohio. The house was not designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, but by Richardson?s firm soon after the architect's death. Both of Bushnell's business partners, Benjamin Head Warder and John Glessner, had earlier hired Richardson to design their houses: the Warder Mansion in Washington, DC, and the John J. Glessner House in Chicago. Glessner's house is considered one of Richardson greatest designs.