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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureHorticulture & ForestryWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 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. Touch for map. Marker is at
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or near this postal address: 2219 Chestnut Hills Drive, Cleveland OH 44106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Michelson-Morley Experiment (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Michelson-Morley Experiment (approx. half a mile away); Frances Payne Bolton (approx. half a mile away); Shaker Gristmill Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fields of Ideals (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Cozad-Bates House / Anti-Slavery and Abolition (approx. ¾ mile away); Site of the Home of the Poet Harold Hart Crane (approx. one mile away); L. Pearl Mitchell (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.)
 
The Arthur G. McKee House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 12, 2009
2. The Arthur G. McKee House
The marker is on the right gatepost.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,364 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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Apr. 12, 2024