Free self-guided tour of Cleveland’s Millionaires Row on Euclid Avenue.
- Location: Euclid Avenue near downtown Cleveland, Ohio
Millionaires Row on Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue: What was once known as “the most beautiful street in America” is now a distant memory over a century later. Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue, otherwise known as Millionaires Row, was once the residential street of some of the most influential families in American history and their lavish estates. These monstrous mansions with broad sweeping lawns, ornate architecture and wondrous landscapes used to be home to industrial tycoons and celebrated philanthropists like Rockefeller, Mather, Wade, Severance, Gund, Stone, Brush and Everett and political figures such as John Hay, Tom Johnson and Leonard Hanna. Now, only 10 homes remain on the once famed avenue. And most of those are hidden from view by the byproduct of their industrial architects – buildings. However, you can still take a stroll down memory lane and see what’s left but do so at your own risk because this isn’t exactly Rockefeller’s neighborhood anymore.
The homes that remain in whole or in part include the following:
- Luther Allen House (7609 Euclid Avenue)
- Morris Bradley Carriage House (7217 Euclid Avenue)
- John Henry Devereaux (3226 Euclid Avenue)
- Francis Drury House (8625 Euclid Avenue)
- Hall-Sullivan House (7218 Euclid Avenue)
- Howe Residence (2248 Euclid Avenue)
- Samuel Mather Residence (2605 Euclid Avenue)
- Stager-Beckwith House (3813 Euclid Avenue)
- Lyman Treadway House (8917 Euclid Avenue)
- H.W. White Residence (8937 Euclid Avenue)
These homes were once stunning monuments to America’s growing prosperity. Those remaining sit like relics releasing a hint of what once was “the most beautiful street in America.”
Source: The Ohio Preservation Alliance