Hubert H. Bancroft House (Spring Valley Historical Society)
The Hubert H. Bancroft House, now the Spring Valley Historical Society.
Huber H. Bancroft, photo courtesy of the Bancroft Library. Photo courtesy of the Bancroft Library.
Interior of the Bancroft House's East Room, circa 1964. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Backstory and Context
It was during this time that Bancroft wrote and published his historical works. His descendants eventually sold the property and by the early 1960s the house had deteriorated. The Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce bought it and led efforts to restore it in 1962 and the Spring Valley Historical Society opened its museum in the house a year later.
"The Bancroft House." Library of Congress. Accessed March 19, 2017. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ca0617/
"Introduction to the History of Spring Valley." Spring Valley Historical Society. Accessed May 18, 2015. http://svhistoricalsociety.org/svhistoricalsociety/webpages/introduction.html.