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Shaker Heights in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Van Sweringen Demonstration House

 
 
Van Sweringen Demonstration House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
1. Van Sweringen Demonstration House Marker
Inscription.
City of Shaker Heights Landmark

Van Sweringen
Demonstration House
1924

Shaker Heights Landmark Commission
1983

 
Erected 1983 by Shaker Heights Landmark Commission.
 
Location. 41° 28.524′ N, 81° 34.793′ W. Marker is in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Van Aken Boulevard and Southington Road, on the right when traveling west on Van Aken Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3105 Van Aken Boulevard, Cleveland OH 44120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Van Sweringen Demonstration House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Van Sweringen Demonstration House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Van Sweringen Demonstration House (about 600 feet away); Shaker Gate Post (approx. 0.8 miles away); Shaker Square (approx. 0.8 miles away); Honoring the Memory of O.P. and M.J. Van Sweringen (approx. 0.8 miles away); Shaker Mill Stone (approx. 0.8 miles away); Shaker Gate Posts (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shaker Heights.
 
Regarding Van Sweringen Demonstration House.
The house image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
2. The house
Marker is to the right of the front door.
This house is one of five demonstration homes designed by architect Bloodgood Tuttle for the Van Sweringen Company on this block of Van Aken Boulevard. They were not model homes, but rather demonstrations of the sort of homes that might be built on the lots being sold by the Van Sweringen Company. These houses were intended to illustrate the high quality of structures the Company would require buyers to build on its lots.

The houses are numbers 3105, 3113, 3125, 3137, and 3149 Van Aken Boulevard. All but 3125 have historical markers denoting their status as demonstration homes. It is not known whether 3125 had a historical marker in the past or not.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bloodgood Tuttle. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Oris Paxton and Mantis James Van Sweringen. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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