Historic Gage House downtown sold
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.