Report for Cleveland Keepers Dwelling (Ohio) - 1909

District: 10th
Inspector: Chas. C. Bartlett & Norris M. Works
Location: 1178 - 1180 W 9th St NW, corner Maine Ave NW (formerly known as 43 Nates Pt) Main Light (discontinued) tower formerly stood in front of dwelling - tower torn down 1906.
Date of Report: 02/03/1909
Site: Purchased 1829
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Area of the Entire Site: Original area 1.35 acres; present dim. 122.5' x 170.5' = 0.509 acres
Area Inclosed: 0.509 acres
Character of Soil: Sand, thin layer of loam
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark:
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Iron fence on wall.
Wharf or Landing on Premises:
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance: 2/3 mile from dwelling to boat house on W pier, across L.S. & M.S. RR bridge.
Means to Reach Light Station: Dwelling located about 600' from L.S. & M.S. RR depot, all electric cars to depot pass dwelling on 9th St.
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office: 3/4 mile
Distance to Village: In Cleveland
Facilities for Public Conveyance: By L.S. to M.S. RR - by passenger boats on Lake Erie, all electric cars to depot pass dwelling.
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Miscellaneous Remarks:
Location: Double dwelling, at site of discontinued Main Light, 3/4 mile to pier lights, 1 mile to Breakwater lights.
Coloring: Red, trimmed lead color.
Construction Materials: Red, brick, painted red, with stone trimmings painted lead color, on stone foundation, slate roof, galc iron gutter.
Number of Rooms: Keeper has 6 rooms, 1st asst 5; 2nd asst 6
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Heating Plant: Stoves
Number of Keepers: Keeper & 2 assistants
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Outhouses: None
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Paths and Walks: Cement walk from front to 9th St.; cement walk on 9th St side of lot; sandstone walk on Main Ave.
Area Inclosed: Cut stone wall surrounded by iron picket fence on Main Ave. & 9th St. sides, wire fence on S'ly side & tight board fence on W'ly side.
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery: None
Cultivation Area Available: None
Area Cultivated: None - yard is covered with grass
Character of Surroundings: Bldgs, high factory, etc. 2 water closets (1 each side of cellar)
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Sink, Maker: 3 sinks, 1 each side on 1st floor, 1 on 2nd floor.
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How Procured: Cleveland city water works
Quality: Fair
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: Not liable
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Distilling Apparatus: False
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General Opinion: Dry, but not a good place to live because of smoke & dirt of that portion of city.
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Access to Lighthouse: Boat house 14' 5" x 20' (avail. width for boat 5' 10") located on piles on W'ly side of W Pier, just S from site of Life Saving Station. about 400' inside W Pier Light. Boat may be rowed into boat house & hoisted with tackle.
Distance and Direction: 1/3 mile from breakwater lights, 2/3 mile from dwelling.
Miscellaneous Remarks: Porch across front of house was erected 1901, when tower was removed. Dwelling in fair repair it looks very grimy & dirty without & within because of dense atmosphere, smoke, coal dirt, gas from gas smoke etc. Dwelling not big enough for 3 families as req