In the 1950s and 1960’s, Lake County was booming both in prosperity and population (nearly doubling during this time from 75,979 in 1950 to 148,700 in 1960), transforming from largely rural villages and farms into modern postwar suburbs. Due to this…

On June 17, 1850, the passenger steamer ship, The G.P. Griffith, caught on fire, and burned, and sank on Lake Erie, being the third worst disaster on Lake Erie (Also on all of the Great Lakes) in history. About 241 to 289 people were burned to death…

The church has a rich and interesting history. On July 9, 1893, it was dedicated and named The Church of the Transfiguration and was located on Little Mountain. Twenty-three years later, it was moved to Salida Beach in Mentor-on-the-Lake and sat on…

Mentor Christian Church was organized in March, 1828 by Sidney Rigdon, a follower of Alexander Campbell. Campbell was a renowned leader of the movement which later became known as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). There were fifty…

Garfield Park was originally the summer home of John Newell, brother-in-law to President James A. Garfield's son. Newell's house is now the site of a large swimming pool, and the carriage house still remains intact. The park's pond has been used…

The history of First Presbyterian Church of Willoughby began in 1833, when it was created through the Christian vision of nine members and the Reverends Chester Chapin and Truman Coe who organized the Presbyterian Society of Willoughby. In those…