His­toric Gage House down­town sold

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Icymi -

A fa­ther- daugh­ter duo has em­barked on a ma­jor re­de­vel­op­ment project in Down­town Painesville.

Joe Crusse and Shan­non (Crusse) Barn­hill, who are own­ers of Fairport Rentals LLC and Crusse Restora­tions, re­cently pur­chased the his­toric Gage House at 47 South State St.

The Gage House is one of North­east Ohio’s old­est homes, ac­cord­ing to the news re­lease.

It was built in 1858 by Charles Avery, one of the founders of Lake Erie Col­lege, who sold the home to busi­ness­man Louis P. Gage in 1860. The Gage fam­ily sold it in 1932 to the Nixon fam­ily to use as a fu­neral home, who then sold the home to the Brun­ner fam­ily in 1981. The Gage House has un­der­gone many ren­o­va­tions over the last decade, the re­lease also states.

The new own­ers are con­sid­er­ing sev­eral dif­fer­ent uses for the three story, 6,000square-foot his­toric build­ing.

“We saw a lot of po­ten­tial and we’re ex­cited to own such a great part of his­tory,” said Shan­non.

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