This picturesque Tudor style
house built in 1897 was one of the original set of homes in the Euclid Heights
Allotment. Euclid Heights was developed by Patrick C. Calhoun, who laid out
streets with English-inspired names winding through the allotment at the top of
the hill, bounded by Cedar and Coventry Roads. The aim was to imitate Edwardian
English suburbs such as Hampstead or Bedford Park in greater London. In the
United States this Cleveland Heights development reflected the enclaves at
Riverside (Chicago) and Tuxedo Park (New York). In all of these cases the
prevalent architectural style was Queen Anne or Tudor.
The houses were on major
streets with a core of stables or carriage houses accessible by a series of
mews. Many of the larger homes are now gone, but these mews and the carriage
houses remain. One feature of this house is its carriage house with hayloft and
other features harkening back to an earlier day.
The house is asymmetrical in
design and, typical of many homes of this era, has its main entrance at the
side through a porte-cochere. One enters a tall entrance hall and major rooms
radiate off this area. The arched doorways with zinc mullions and Gothic
windows are features frequently found in the work of the firm of Granger and
Meade, designers of this house. A unique feature is the lack of ceiling
lighting fixtures. In this period wall sconces and table lighting were
preferred for both dining and living rooms.
Some of the rooms on the second
floor are in the Tudor style while two are finished in eighteenth century
classical molding. Frequently there was this variety and inconsistency in
interior and exterior design in a single house. The third floor originally
contained a billiard room with high Gothic windows, still intact, and two
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