Site of Henry Boyd’s Workshop and Factory

The workshop and factory of furniture maker Henry Boyd were located at the north west corner of Eight and Broadway.

Henry Boyd was a African American furniture maker working in Cincinnati from 1826 to the Civil War.

Henry Boyd was a former enslaved person who established a highly successful furniture company in Cincinnati. His Boyd Bedstead is considered a major contribution American furniture design and is featured in the Smithsonian. He is also credited with correctly identifing water as the cause of cholera. His recommendation to boil water was published in in 1832 but not implemented. His factory was located at this site.





Cincinnati Preservation Association, “Site of Henry Boyd’s Workshop and Factory,” Cincinnati Sites and Stories, accessed April 20, 2024,