Cleveland Avenue Gatehouse, Shaw’s Garden

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Update: I revisited the gatehouse in June of 2022.

I’ve always been intrigued by this little house sitting right along the wall around Shaw’s Garden. Supposedly someone lives in it, but I’m not sure if that’s true.

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Identified by Shaw’s Garden as originally a stage coach stop, which seems very bizarre, I suspect it was built around the 1890’s.

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It’s sort of Romanesque Revival, with the influence of Shingle style elements as well.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. samizdat says:

    I think it is occupied. If I’m not mistaken, there is a plaque/sign which says something like, “this is a private residence for ___________”. Can’t remember its location.

  2. Jill says:

    It was built as a private residence for the mausoleum keeper. Someone did live there until the late 1990’s (I think), when the last mausoleum keeper retired and the position was rolled into the general grounds-keeping. No one lives there currently and due to the expense of bringing the building into line with ADA regulation it is unlikely the building will be open to the public any time soon.

    Personally, I’ve long thought it should be restored and used as a Bed-and-Breakfast for visiting dignitaries.

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