|Address:||200 East High Street|
|Architectural Style:||Victorian Gothic|
|Year Built:||c. 1855|
The house was most likely built by Matthew Mitchell around 1855. Mitchell, an early Mount Vernon attorney, was a delegate to the 1850 Ohio Constitutional Convention. A later resident of the house, the dentist William F. Semple, is noting for having developed improvements chewing gum and several dental instruments.
The house is a dominant force on the street due to its elevated position on a small rise. It is surrounded by a stone retaining wall topped with an iron fence. Sidelights and transom surround the front door. A wing to the rear is Greek Revival in character, with pediment-like eaves with cornice returns. A Colonial Revival porch and a side wing are later additions to the house. The house originally had a monitor lookout above the roof, which was removed in the 1930s.