Lake Road Walking Tour

Osborn Learning Center, 27715 Lake Road, c. 1814

The second in a series of articles to be published as a walking tour of Lake Road by the Bay Village Historical Society in 2025.

The Reuben and Sarah Osborn House was originally located at 29202 Lake Road, west of Lakeside cemetery. Reuben Osborn arrived in Dover on the afternoon of Oct. 10, 1810, the same day Joseph Cahoon and family were the first non-native American settlers to arrive in Dover Township.

Reuben brought his wife and children from New York the following May.

This was the first frame structure constructed in Dover Township and is the oldest existing frame structure between Cleveland and Lorain. It is a simple gabled structure with roofline, massing, and fenestration which hint of the Greek Revival style popular at the time.

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Volume 15, Issue 2, Posted 10:11 AM, 02.07.2023

The '1810' Bay Village stone smokehouse

This is the first in a series of articles to be published as a walking tour of Lake Road by the Bay Village Historical Society in 2025.

This small, shake-roof structure is currently located just south of Rose Hill at 27715 Lake Road and is currently utilized by the Herb Guild. It was probably moved from 492 Bradley Road in 1973 when the c. 1872 Italianate Alfred Wolf home was torn down.

The Wolf home had been used as a city senior center until it was replaced by Bay Lodge.

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Volume 15, Issue 1, Posted 9:59 AM, 01.17.2023