Richard Bonifield was a leading Zanesville physician, establishing his practice in the city in 1867. By the late 1880s, he had become sufficiently prosperous to build a house in an undeveloped area of the city. When the house was finished, it was the among the first buildings along its section of Sunkel Boulevard: the land was only platted in 1913, and most development in the area occurred during the late 1910s and the 1920s. West View is a historic residence in Zanesville, Ohio, United States. Built in 1890, it was one of the first houses to be built in its neighborhood. In 1982, West View was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, qualifying because of its historically significant architecture. It is one of two National Register-listed properties in the neighborhood, along with the Capt. James Boggs Tannehill House, which was also one of the few nearby buildings constructed before the neighborhood was platted.