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Phil H. Marquard and Cleveland’s “Homes Beautiful”

Author: Thomas A. Marquard

Phil H. Marquard and Cleveland’s “Homes Beautiful”
Author: Thomas A. MarquardPhil H. Marquard and Cleveland’s “Homes Beautiful”
Author: Thomas A. Marquard


cover imageFor many years West Parkers have been fascinated by and wondered about the history of the big old mansion that stands at 3260 Warren Road. Finally  a comprehensive book detailing that history is available to answer all of those questions.

The Marquard family built thousands of homes throughout Greater Cleveland and were pioneer developers of the west side and suburbs. Dating back to 1869, they were known as builders of "Homes Beautiful" and as Cleveland's oldest home builder.

Phil H. Marquard was the entrepreneur behind this vast undertaking. Along with with his family, he created a lasting business, architectural and philanthropic legacy. That legacy is embodied in his former West Park mansion, which he built for his large family. Known as "The Big House," or more recently as the Manor House Apartments. its roots go back to the Civil War era and was home to many hundreds of Clevelanders throughout its storied history. The author hopes to see this stately relic from Cleveland's Gilded Age preserved.

The book is the story of the family, the business and that big old house against a historic backdrop of some of the best and worst times in the Cleveland's history. The book includes over 350 historic photos and images.

For more information or to purchase: www.createspace.com/4626611 or www.amazon.com.

The author may be contacted at tamarquard@icloud.com




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Updated 4 September 2015