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Goldsmith House

Goldsmith House paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 08/03/2017
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This house is attributed to Jonathan Goldsmith, the most significant early architect in the Western Reserve.

2686 Oak Hill Rd
Bath , OH 44210
Phone: (330) 666-3711
Open to the public: Yes


Lat: 41.1948646
Lon: -81.5891231

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 2
Stories: 1
Claims: 3
Evidence: 0
Resources: 0
Retrievals: 6996
Vistor Rating: 0.0
Votes: 0

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This house is attributed to Jonathan Goldsmith, the most significant early architect in the Western Reserve. It was built in 1831 in Willoughby, Ohio for William Peck Robinson. When it was donated to the Western Reserve Historical Society in 1972, it had been altered to serve as an apartment building. Spared from demolition, it was restored and reopened in 1985. it is interpreted today as the home of the "Widow Hadley" and her family.

Added by: sdonley on 08/05/2017 DB#:322

This house was built on Erie Street in Willoughby for William Peck Robinson between 1830 and 1832 by master builder Jonathan Goldsmith of Painesville. Mr. Robinson passed away the same year the house was competed, leaving his widow and their four children in debt. His wife Caroline was determined to keep her grand home; she turned the homestead into a boarding house, renting out rooms beginning in 1845. It didn't cure the mounting debt problem and the house was eventually sold in 1862. The house had about a dozen owners over the next century until 1973 when it was donated to Hale Farm.

Added by: sdonley on 08/05/2017 DB#:323


Stories are just that. Stories and personal accounts that have been reported about the location.

Visitors have reported feeling the presence of Caroline Buell Robinson. A former employee reportedly noticed an upstairs bed indented as if someone were sitting on it; it sprang back when she entered the room. Mrs. Robinson has been said to be a welcoming presence, opening her doors for the weary traveler.

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2502 08/05/2017 sdonley People have reported the feeling of a woman in the house.
2503 08/05/2017 sdonley An employee witnessed someone sitting on the bed in the morning, then it sprung back up when they entered the room.
3300 08/14/2022 sdonley People have reported feelings of sadness or distress on the second floor.

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