Constructed between 1875 and 1881, the Dall houses are examples of brick homes built in the Italianate and Eastlake styles. Andrew Dall Sr. was a master mason who immigrated to America from Scotland with his sons who later joined him in the trade. Their homes are rare survivors, expertly constructed, exhibiting superb craftsmanship. The homes are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and are designated Cleveland Landmarks.
The Dall father and sons are credited with the stonework and/or construction of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (now the Shrine of the Conversion of St. Paul, 4120 Euclid Avenue), the Soldiers & Sailors Monument (Cleveland Public Square) and the Union Club (1211 Euclid Avenue). The Dalls are also credited with constructing many notable Euclid Avenue mansions, including those of Sylvester Everett, Samuel Andrews, Charles Brush and Charles Bingham, all demolished.
For over 40 years, the James and Frances Mays owned and cared for the houses, making one their home, and renting the other, always honoring and respecting the Dall history.
CRS has stepped forward to provide assistance. The cooperation of Cleveland’s Building & Housing Department has been secured, postponing the demolition of the condemned homes. A task force has been formed to assist with a stabilization plan. CRS recently arranged for the inspection and professional tarping of the roofs to help ensure they are water tight through the winter.