Overlook Road Carriage House District (Herrick
This set of suburban stables, built for
the houses of five well-to-do citizens, is unique in greater Cleveland.
All are clustered together around a private alley and form the equivalent
of a British mews. They clearly embody one aspect of the style of living
among the wealthy class at the turn of the twentieth century.
The houses of the owners
were located on Overlook Road northwest of the alley, and were built
between 1897 and 1898. The land for the stables was purchased in 1898
and 1899, so it may be inferred that the buildings were erected shortly
thereafter. The Georgian Revival stable was built for the house of
Myron T. Herrick, banker, advisor to William McKinley and ambassador
to France. It was designed by the important Cleveland architects Frank
This imposing stone home was built and occupied
by industrialist Howell Hinds, and stood on the site of the current
Christian Science Church. Mr. Hinds' stable was part of the Carriage
Meade and Alfred Hoyt Granger. The long stable
with cupolas was associated with the house of Edward O. Gordon, broker.
Across the alley was the stable of Howell Hinds, president of the United
Mines Corporation. His house was on the west side of Overlook Road on the
present site of the Christian Science Church. The two eastern-most stables
belonged to Melvin B. Johnson and Homer H. Johnson, attorneys. The latter
was the father of Philip Johnson, internationally known architect.