Huntington's Cottage

Huntington's Cottage
By the 1880s, Cleveland was front and center of the American Industrial Revolution, and it was a dusty, grimy, loud, and chaotic city. Huntington, imitating John D. Rockefeller who bought an escape estate (Forest Hills) in what is now Cleveland Heights, sought refuge in the country. To this end, he purchased 100 acres of orchards and vineyards in Dover Township (now Bay Village) where he would spend his summers and spare time acting as a gentleman farmer. Here he built a "cottage" (called so because of the absence of a basement), maintained his own water system, grew native and exotic plants, and bred horses and livestock in a sizable barn.

The house seen here was destroyed by fire in the 1920s.

Image courtesy of the Western Reserve Historical Society
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