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

The Arthur G. McKee House

Built 1920

 
 
The Arthur G. McKee House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 12, 2009
1. The Arthur G. McKee House Marker
Inscription. Designed by Boston architect Charles Greco, this Colonial Revival-style house was commissioned by Mr. McKee after no suitable lots could be obtained on Cleveland's famed Millionaires' Row. Mr. McKee gained international fame and personal wealth by revolutionizing the steel industry with a much more efficient way of smelting iron ore. His other inventions inclued the world's first air conditioned greenhouse. He was also the founder of McKee's Jungle Gardens, which was one of Florida's top tourist attractions in the 1940's and 1950's. It was there he assembled the largest personal collection of orchids in the world, including many he rescued from World War II Europe. He lived here until his death in 1956.
 
Location. 41° 29.844′ N, 81° 36.19′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Chestnut Hills Drive near Denton Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2219 Chestnut Hills Drive, Cleveland OH 44106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federation of India Community Association (approx. half a mile away); Michelson-Morley Experiment (approx. half a mile away); Frances Payne Bolton
The Arthur G. McKee House image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 12, 2009
2. The Arthur G. McKee House
The marker is on the right gatepost.
(approx. half a mile away); Shaker Gristmill Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Cozad-Bates House / Anti-Slavery and Abolition (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of the Home of the Poet Harold Hart Crane (approx. one mile away); L. Pearl Mitchell (approx. one mile away); University Circle (approx. one mile away).
 
Also see . . .  Entry on McKee in the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. (Submitted on April 13, 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 849 times since then and 87 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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