Thompson House Rescue & Relocation

The Thompson House Circa 1840 was built by one of the earliest settlers of what is now North Olmsted.
It consists of two wings the smaller one story high which is believed to be the oldest part, and the two story wing which was added within a few decades. The style is referred to as Vernacular with some simple Greek Revival elements. The basement and foundation is built from large, quarried sandstone block and the framing is a mix of rough milled lumber and timbers.
The house sits on Butternut Ridge on property purchased several years ago by the North Olmsted School District. It is imperative that the house be removed to facilitate construction of the Districts new High School / Middle School campus.
The move has the endorsement of the City of North Olmsted officials, the Cleveland Metroparks as well as the Olmsted Historical Society, whose volunteers will be doing the work.
The rescue and restoration of the house also, has the endorsement of the North Olmsted Schools, which have committed $10,000 to help. Additional donations by several anonymous donors have totaled $21,000.
while this is enough to move the house to its new home in North Olmsted at the Frostville Museum in the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks, more money is needed to build a new foundation and ultimately restore the historic structure.
Society leaders plan on using the house for a military items display. The society has a massive collection of items from as far back as the war of 1812. Other parts of the house will house the Societies archives, which contain histories of many of the areas families and artifacts from several area communities.
The society has as proud track record of moving and preserving 4 previous houses and the iconic Frostville Village Church at its campus on Cedar Point Road, over the period of fifty years.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $17,000 (Offline)
    • 41 mos
  • Dave Neville 
    • $3,000 (Offline)
    • 41 mos
  • William and Jule Brake 
    • $5,000 (Offline)
    • 41 mos
  • The Schumann Group  
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 41 mos
  • Paul Schumann 
    • $12,000 (Offline)
    • 41 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Paul Schumann 
Organizer
North Olmsted, OH
Olmsted Historical Society 
Beneficiary
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