Our Century Home
Recently we gathered our friends and family to celebrate our home’s 107th birthday with the placing of our Bay Village Century Home plaque. We view the plaque as a salute to a big old house that has been our home for so long. We aren’t sure what the future holds for any of us or for our home, but for the time being, we’re together enjoying our life and looking forward to making more memories.
Owning a Bay Village Century Home comes with its wonderful history which is sadly, incomplete to us. Several families lived here before us and there was a doctor’s office operating on the second floor at some time. We do know this is where St. Raphael’s started in 1947 before it moved to its present site on Dover Center Road.
We moved into our home in the fall of 1978 as a young family with one child and have lived here for 39 years. This is where we raised three children and welcomed four grandchildren. Our home has been the backdrop, the stage, and the setting of our lives through the first days of school, senior proms, college graduations, weddings, and countless other memorable events. After all these years together and our shared history, we look at our home as a family member, not simply a structure. Congratulations, house, for reaching the grand old age of 107 years.
Karel Weir Lojowsky is a long-time Bay Village resident, wife of George, mother of three (MacAdam, Jesse, and Alexis), and grandmother to four outstanding gorgeous children (two local, two in California). She taught school for 32 years and most of her career was spent in the Cleveland PUblic Schools. Now retired, she enjoys reading, writing, her pets, and naturally her family.