City of Painesville, OH – historic brick house move — April 27 2011

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Wolfe House Movers
10 Birch Lane
Bernville, PA 19506

The City of Painesville Council and Administration would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication to move the Historic Gage Home originally located at 176 North State Street.

This home was believed to be designed by the architectural firm of Heard and Porter, the Gage House was built in 1858 as an investment for Charles Avery. Charles Heard and Simeon Porter were the acclaimed architects of Cleveland’s Old Stone Church and numerous homes along Euclid Avenue (Millionaire’s Row). Charles Heard was the apprentice and son-in-law of Jonathan Goldsmith, a nationally recognized master builder of the Greek Revival period in northeastern Ohio during the early 1800’s. Several Goldsmith projects include the Seeley House, Mathews House, Morley House, and the original Fairport Harbor Lighthouse.

This building was an intricate part of the City’s past and now a cornerstone in our downtown for the future. Your team of movers was well organized and professional and made sure that the project was complete in a timely manner to accommodate the needs of Rite Aid who was set to build on site.

We greatly appreciate your support for this project here in the City of Painesville.


Cathy Bieterman
Economic Development