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Dunham Tavern

 
 
Dunham Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 5, 2008
1. Dunham Tavern Marker
Inscription. Dunham Tavern is the oldest building still standing on its original site in the City of Cleveland. Once a stagecoach stop on the old Buffalo-Cleveland-Detroit road (modern Euclid Avenue), the tavern dates from 1824. The structure was built by Rufus and Jane Pratt Dunham, who journeyed to the Western Reserve from Mansfield, Massachusetts. The Dunhams sold the tavern in 1853. However, it continued to serve the public until 1857, when it was converted to a private residence. It remained a home until the nineteen thirties, when commercial development threatened the former tavern's existence. The historic structure was dedicated in 1936 as a museum depicting the life of an early Cleveland pioneer family. Dunham Tavern is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated Cleveland Landmark building.
 
Erected 1999 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, Dunham Tavern Museum and the Ohio Histoircal Society. (Marker Number 17-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 30.264′ N, 81° 38.58′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Euclid
The Dunham Tavern Museum image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 5, 2008
2. The Dunham Tavern Museum
Avenue (U.S. 20) near East 69th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6709 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Dunham Tavern Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Yellow House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); League Park (approx. half a mile away); The History of Hough (1799-1979) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonel Charles Young (approx. 0.7 miles away); Garrett A. Morgan (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sarah Benedict House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Woodland Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dunham Tavern Museum website. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Entry in the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. (Submitted on April 16, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Euclid Avenue Streetscape at the Dunham Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 5, 2008
3. Euclid Avenue Streetscape at the Dunham Tavern
The marker is on the far right. The commercial buildings mentioned on the marker are to the left.
Dunham Tavern grounds image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 14, 2009
4. Dunham Tavern grounds
Log barn at the Dunham Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 14, 2009
5. Log barn at the Dunham Tavern
Dunham Tavern (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 14, 2009
6. Dunham Tavern (detail)
Dunham Tavern grounds image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 14, 2009
7. Dunham Tavern grounds
Across the street one can see the Two Dollar Rare Book Store. The author believes it to be the best used book store in the Cleveland area. The store includes many truly rare and hard to find titles in less than stellar condition. Most of the hardcover titles are, in fact, priced at $2.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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