Thursday, July 26, 2007


By the time any of you read this, it may be true that the building this post is about has been demolished. The building in question is a 1922 Mediterranean Revivial house built for Cleveland brewer Ernst Mueller in his twilight years. He chose to build on a property he had already owned for some years, which had been used at first as a family picnic ground. This is on Rocky River Drive, in Cleveland's West Park neighborhood. This street, adjoining the picturesque valley of the Rocky River, had been a bit of a favorite for country-homes for some of Cleveland's well-heeled, from c. 1890 to c. 1930. Somehow, though, this property later came into the possession of Our Lady Of Angels (they arrived here decades ago, as well), who were immediately to the south of the Mueller property. Now, they have announced they are going to demolish this house -- apparently for the "typical" sort of reasons (e.g., it's old, and/or we have no use for it). The image with this post is a vintage one, certainly taken while Mueller still lived there. As I stated at the beginning of this post, it may already be in some local landfill by the time you read this. [NOTE: This house was demolished, July 30th.]


Blogger BBC said...

Fight the good fight Mr. Bobby! Can I be your caped crusader sidekick? Your partner in Gotham City? (By day, mild-mannered librarian)--BBC

9:39 AM  
Blogger CraigB said...

Hey, "BBC" -- how about telling me who you are. Those letters aren't giving me a clue.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Tim Ferris said...

AAAARRRRGGGGH! This is my parish, and I've been going to church this summer at Saint Barbara's down on Denison.

9:44 AM  

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