Herman and Ida Stuhr


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Herman and Ida Stuhr

The Stuhrs purchased Needham Castle in 1884. Here they are shown inside the mansion around 1915. Herman, a lumber dealer, died in 1916 shortly after completing a major renovation to the mansion. Ida survived him by 35 years, dying in 1951 at the age of 95. She lived in Needham Castle until 1946 when she sold the mansion and moved in with a daughter who lived in Shaker Heights. For years, Ida threw a grand dinner party at the mansion on her birthday, inviting friends and family to help her celebrate.

Image courtesy of Nancy T. Schreiner


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