Mather Mansion

Description

Mather Mansion is one of the only surviving mansions on Euclid Avenue's Millionaire's Row. Completed in 1910, it was home to the family of iron-ore shipping magnate Samuel Mather. Mather contracted Italian craftsmen and used a variety of imported building materials to construct his grand mansion. It was one of the most expensive homes in Cleveland at the time of its completion.

The 45-room mansion is located on what is now the campus of Cleveland State University. Into recent years it housed a number of offices and served as the temporary home of the History and Philosophy Departments during 2009-10. Mather Mansion was the headquarters of the Cleveland Automobile Club from 1940 until 1967. CSU restored much of the house after purchasing it from the Automobile Club, and in 1973 it became listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As of this writing the house awaits a new chapter of service to the university.

Audio Show

The Bar In The Mather Stables

Robert Wheeler on the conversion of the Mather Mansion Stables

The Mather Family

Robert Wheeler, History Professor at Cleveland State University, shares the background of the Mather Family

The Mansion Gets New Occupants

Robert Wheeler recounts the history of the Mather Mansion and his
memories of the building

Preserving Interior Of Mather Mansion

Robert Wheeler describes the interior of the Mather Mansion

Photos Show

Mather Mansion, Exterior

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Exterior, 1932

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Interior, 1978

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Exterior, 1968

By this time, Mather Mansion was part of the Cleveland State University campus.

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Millionaire's Row, ca. 1910s

In this picture (circa 1910s) are, from left to right, Euclid Avenue mansions belonging to Charles Binhgam, Harry Devereux, Samuel Mather, and Leonard Hanna.

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Sunken Gardens, ca. 1930

The sunken gardens behind Mather Mansion, circa 1930

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“Mather Mansion,” Cleveland Historical, accessed September 20, 2014, http:/​/​clevelandhistorical.​org/​items/​show/​87.​
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