Hope Taft

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In A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio Ian Adams, Ohio’s foremost landscape photographer, guides you to some of the most photogenic sites in the Buckeye State. With 3,600 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, more than 120 state parks and nature preserves, and the world’s largest Amish community, Ohio’s photographic subjects are nearly endless.

”I've always wished I could capture images as vibrant and dynamic as those of Ohio landscape and architectural photographer Ian Adams. Now he's written a book to help me—and others—toward that goal.… Adams’ book does serve as a terrific directory to some of the most scenic spots in the state, even if you have no plans to carry a camera, with complete contact information and GPS coordinates.”

Columbus Dispatch




Our First Family’s Home · The Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden
Edited by Mary Alice Mairose · Foreword by Ted Strickland and Frances Strickland · Afterword by Hope Taft · Photography by Ian Adams

This richly illustrated volume tells the story of the home that has served as Ohio’s executive residence since 1957, and of the nine governors and their families who have lived in the house. Our First Family’s Home offers the first complete history of the residence and garden that represent Ohio to visiting dignitaries and the citizens of the state alike. Once in a state of decline, the house has been lovingly restored and improved by its residents.

“The book is filled with gorgeous photographs, mostly in color, of the Residence and grounds.... This is a book you may pick up to view the pretty pictures, but don't ignore the text.”

Mansfield News Journal