I am an architectural historian in Cleveland. The Peck House almost certainly was designed by a Cleveland firm named Granger & Meade. There was a house here that was 95% identical to this house that was fully documented as one of their designs. It was built in 1894 -- it is very unlikely that the Peck House was built as early as 1887 -- neither Alfred Granger nor Frank Meade were in practice yet. It obviously was a very progressive design -- very Colonial Revival -- at a time when this was yet a decade away in many places. Does anyone recall, or even know, that the University received a Campus Heritage Grant from the Getty Foundation, several years ago, whose purpose was to finance determining what structures were historical and then PRESERVE them? What a horrible misuse of this money.
August 22, 2012 at 4:57 p.m.
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