Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Fairy Tale Castle Right Here In East Liverpool

Beyond these gates is a home I know very little about. When I was little, this place was a mystery. It was surrounded by a pink wall and the only time I ever saw the house was when these gates were open.
And this is what I would see. Surely Cinderella lived here or a princess. Located on St. Clair Avenue, it is on the corner of Park Avenue.




I stopped today and took these pics and I am in love with this place. It is about my most favorite house anywhere ever. But, I have no idea what the history is, who owns it or ever owned it, or even if it is haunted. I just know it is beautiful, and it is right here in East Liverpool.



So, if anyone out there knows anything about this lovely house, please let me know. It is about the most romantic house in this area. I surely hope it has some equally mysterious, romantic, haunting stories attached to it. If nothing else, it is worth the moment it would take to drive passed it and have a look.




9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard that there is a creepy red sanctuary or some type of room in this house. I know a Dr. at one time owned it and I think he was arrested for something and left the area.
Investigation ON!
=)

Jim said...

Wow...it sure is deteriorated! I grew up right across the street. It was the Cawood Mansion back then (1960s)...and was quite the beautiful grounds...but now, it looks terrible! Most of the sculptures have really worn away to the elements!

Bryan Baskett said...

Per Wikipedia - The Richard L. Cawood Residence was built in 1923 by Richard Cawood in East Liverpool, Ohio. Cawood was the president of Patterson foundry and owned a steel mill. He had an intense interest in architecture and design and often designed smaller houses.[2]

The design of the house evolved over 10 years. Cawood included a tower, chapel, and Porte-cochère. The house is an example of Italian Renaissance architecture combined with Spanish eclectic additions.[1][2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in January 1988.[1]

Bryan Baskett said...

Per Wikipedia - "The Richard L. Cawood Residence was built in 1923 by Richard Cawood in East Liverpool, Ohio. Cawood was the president of Patterson foundry and owned a steel mill. He had an intense interest in architecture and design and often designed smaller houses.[2]

The design of the house evolved over 10 years. Cawood included a tower, chapel, and Porte-cochère. The house is an example of Italian Renaissance architecture combined with Spanish eclectic additions.[1][2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in January 1988.[1]"

Anonymous said...

It is for sale - very cheap - wonder if it is haunted or just in really bad condition.

Bryan Baskett said...

Really bad condition......has water damage and needs tons of stucco repair.

Anonymous said...

Wrong about the Doc... I grew up there. The house was beautiful back in the day...just needs some heavy renovation. It was my favorite house there except for the one with the baby grand piano in the window on your way to Thompson Park.

John Haney said...

I think that is right about the doctor. It was Dr. Samulson. He opened the Ostopathic Hospital on 6th street and had a lot of claims against him. I think it was in the 80's.

Amanda Risaliti said...

We went to an open house here last year, it was an absolutely beautiful home but was in need of quite a bit of work! I believe I read somewhere that it was sold but never heard who bought it.