DescriptionMather 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.