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Near Put-in-Bay in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jay Cooke Mansion

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, August 27, 2010
1. Jay Cooke Mansion Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1865, this home was the vacation retreat of Jay Cooke and his family. Known as the "financier" for the Union states during the Civil War, Cooke organized a program to sell millions of dollars worth of bonds to support the war effort. The house is of a high Victorian Italianate mode with a Gothic style tower topped with crenellations. Distinctive hood moldings outline windows and over-scaled and ornamental brackets support crowning cornices. The house, commonly known as Cooke Castle, hosted many notables of the time, including William T. Sherman, William Howard Taft, Rutherford B. Hayes, Salmon Chase and John Brown, Jr. Born in Sandusky in 1821, Cooke, an avid fisherman, acquired the island for $3,001 in 1864. University trustee Julius Stone gave the island to The Ohio State University in 1925. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks in 1966.
 
Erected 2003 by The Ohio State University and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-62.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 39.506′ N, 82° 49.182′ W. Marker is near Put-in-Bay, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Click for map
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By Jamie Abel, August 27, 2010
2. Jay Cooke Mansion Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Put in Bay OH 43456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gibraltar Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Within This Enclosure (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joseph De Rivera St. Jurgo, 1813-1889 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gibraltar Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oelschlager's Dry Goods Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial (approx. half a mile away); South Bass Island Light (approx. 2.3 miles away); Boundary Marker (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Put-in-Bay.
 
Regarding Jay Cooke Mansion. Gibraltar Island is owned by The Ohio State University and is home to OSU's Stone Laboratory, the oldest freshwater biological field station in the country. Public access to the island is restricted to the lab's annual Open House day, which can be found at the link below.
 
Also see . . .  Open House and Annual Meeting. (Submitted on September 20, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Jay Cooke Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, August 27, 2010
3. Jay Cooke Mansion Marker
Jay Cooke Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, August 27, 2010
4. Jay Cooke Mansion Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 934 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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