Eleutheros Cooke House

1415 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio

Completed in 1844, for Eleutheros Cooke (1787-1864) and his wife, Martha Carswell (1792-1878), the parents of legendary financier Jay Cooke of Ogontz. In 1878, the house was purchased by Rush R. Sloane who moved it - reconstructing it stone-by-stone - to its present location further along Columbus Avenue. Sloane gifted it to his son, Thomas, who had married one of Cooke's grand-daughters, Sarah. Today, it is a popular house museum also known as "Cooke-Dorn" House for its last private owners, Randolph J. Dorn (1899-1965), President of the Barr Rubber Products Company. In 1994, his widow, Mrs Estelle Dorn, gifted the property to the Ohio Historical Society. 

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Contributed by Mark Meredith on 19/10/2018 and last updated on 20/10/2020.


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