The JOHN DEVEREUX MANSION, located at 3226 EUCLID AVE., is a three-story Second-empire style mansion built in 1873 by architect JOSEPH IRELAND. The residence was home to General JOHN HENRY DEVEREUX, his wife, Antoinette Kelsey, and their four children, including HENRY KELSEY. Six live-in servants also resided in the mansion.

The property included the main house, a summer garden, a pergola, and stables, which were later converted into a tearoom for social gatherings.

With Antoinette Devereux’s death in 1911, the home passed into the hands of daughter Antoinette Huntington and her husband, Horace Ellsworth Andrews.

In 1921, the mansion was converted into 22 rentable art and music studios. Sculptor, MAX KALISH and his brother, Fine Arts Realty Co. President, Abram Kalish leased the Devereux Mansion from the Hausheer Construction Co. for the ambitious remodeling project. Front and rear additions, designed by architects, Briggs and Nelson were added, resulting in the creation of the FINE ARTS BUILDING. The mansion’s front façade was replaced by a three-story Italian Renaissance-style brick building trimmed with stone. A French garden was added to the eastern side of the property. The old woodwork, walnut doors, mantels, fireplaces, parqueted floors, and the stained-glass hallway skylight remain.

This CLEVELAND LANDMARK STRUCTURE is one of the few surviving Millionaires Row mansions.

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