The Breathtaking Mansion In Cleveland You Must Visit This Year
By Nikki Rhoades|Published November 16, 2022
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
Once upon a time, Cleveland hosted some of the loveliest mansions in the nation. This stretch of luxury, known at the time as Millionaires’ Row, was absolutely unrivaled in the United States. It was wealthier than New York’s Fifth Avenue and more on par with lush Parisian avenues, and it was the type of place where you might bump into an industrialist or two. It was where John D. Rockefeller retired after a busy day and where Amasa Stone raised his daughter Clara, who would go on to live on the road herself after she married socialite John Hay. The wealth and beauty of Millionaires’ Row may be largely gone today, but it would ultimately be preserved by none other than Clara Hay. Her home, the Hay-McKinney Mansion in Cleveland, is now a museum that’s open to tours. Take a look:
The stunning Hay-McKinney Mansion in Cleveland has quite the story to tell. In addition to capturing one of Cleveland’s wealthiest moments in time, the historic home is filled to the brim with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s antiques. It is a treat to visit, and it’s a reminder of the wealth Cleveland once knew.