Spirits in the Rhodes mansion to be investigated at Bay Village Branch Library

The Robert Russell Rhodes Mansion in Ohio City is the subject of a talk on Jan. 14, 10 a.m., at the Bay Village Branch Library. Image courtesy Jim Dubelko, clevelandhistorical.org.

Robert Russell Rhodes (1846-1916) was a great-grandson of Josiah Barber, a pioneer from Connecticut who in 1818 settled and developed 140 acres of land in what would become the center of Ohio City. The property became known as Franklin Circle and many of the great mansions were built on this site, including those of Marcus Hanna, Daniel Pomeroy Rhodes, James Ford Rhodes as well as Robert Russell Rhodes.

His Italian Villa style house at 2905 Franklin Boulevard in Ohio City was built in 1874. The building currently houses the Cuyahoga County Archives.

Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Bay Village Branch Library as Judy Cetina, Cuyahoga County archivist, will talk about the spirits that occupy the Robert Russell Rhodes House and share information about the Archives, its services and holdings. Registration is requested, either at www.cuyahogalibrary.org or by calling 440-871-6392.

This program is presented in collaboration with Dwyer Memorial Senior Center.

Barbara Isaacs

Public Services Librarian II at Bay Village Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library

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