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Councilman Brian Kazy is hosting the designation of a historical West Side home this Saturday as a Cleveland landmark.
The stately John M. West House at 3684-86 West 138th Street was built by an Irish immigrant – John West – a 19th century farmer from whom the area known today as West Park got its name.
John West, born in 1811 in County Leitrim, Ireland, immigrated to America with his parents in 1826.
In 1842, West and his wife, Frances O’Brien from County Roscommon, Ireland, bought a 600-acre farm in an area that today would be south of Lorain Avenue between West 137th Street and West 143rd Street.
The West farm included a 25-acre front yard and a man-made lake with rowboats. The park-like setting became known as West’s Park, a name that spread to a wider area known today as West Park.
Saturday’s agenda, beginning at 11 a.m. at the West House, features a presentation of a plaque by Councilman Kazy and a talk by Ross Bassett, president of the West Park Historical Society.
Who: Councilman Brian Kazy
What: Designation of a historical home as a landmark
When: 11 a.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018
Where: John West House, 3684-86 West 138th Street
Contact: Councilman Brian Kazy, 216-664-2942