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Imagine living in an 1840s house, authentic in all imaginable ways, yet fully updated with top-of-the-line mechanicals and architectural features, merging the best of two worlds. 

Cleveland Restoration Society salutes Dick and Jude Parke, whose foresight was to ensure the preservation of this remarkable house for all time. Dick and Jude owned this house until 2021 when they conveyed it to Cleveland Restoration Society. During the last 25 years, the Parkes have made it their life mission to honor the history and heritage of this house. The Parkes engaged with Cleveland’s leading heritage experts while investing heavily in countless improvements to preserve and prepare this home for years to come.

In 2022, Cleveland Restoration Society offered for sale the Jacob Strong House & Garden to find the perfect new owners to honor and treasure the Jacob Strong House & Garden.  The new owners are willing stewards with Cleveland Restoration Society as the holder of a historic preservation easement on the property.

The gift of this historic home is truly a gift to our community and to future generations. Just imagine 100 years from now, 200 years from now, this ancient home, preserved and protected by Dick and Jude Parke, will delight, amaze and inform our successors about who we are today, and who came before us, like Jacob Strong.

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