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Western Reserve Historical Society
The Western Reserve Historical Society, founded in 1867, was one of the earliest institutions to move to the Wade Park area in 1898 under the leadership of art museum benefactor Henry C. Ranney. The Society relocated in 1938–1941 to its current location in the Hay-McKinney and Hanna houses on East Boulevard to the north of Wade Park Oval. The Italian Renaissance-style Hay-McKinney House by architect Abram Garfield was completed in 1911. The house was the home of Clara Stone Hay, daughter of Cleveland industrialist Amasa Stone, and later owned by Price McKinney of McKinney Steel Company who sold the house to the historical society in 1938. Completed in 1919, the Bingham-Hanna House was designed in the same style by architects Walker and Gillette with landscape by the Olmsted Brothers. Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. gave the house to the historical society in 1940, and the two houses were connected in 1959. The Frederick C. Crawford Auto Aviation Wing was completed in 1965 and the Euclid Beach Carousel glass pavilion addition in 2014.
Johannesen, Eric. Cleveland Architecture, 1876-1976. Cleveland, OH: Western Reserve Historical Society, 1979.
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