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John McSweeney House

I find it interesting to learn something about the folks who lived in the houses that are on the Natonal Register of Historic Places. I took the photo of the house built in 1953 during our summer evening visit to Wooster.

 

An excerpt from an article in the Wooster Record is an example:

 

"By 1865, McSweeney's reputation both as a civil and criminal lawyer resulted in his practice extending first to neighboring counties, and then across the nation. He was soon handling major cases throughout a geographic area that extended from Chicago to New York City. Between 1868 and 1878 McSweeney was employed in nearly all of the major criminal trials in northern Ohio, working primarily on the side of the defense.

 

" Financially successful, McSweeney built a palatial home in Wooster that still stands on North Market Street across from City Hall. Here he entertained at least three United States presidents and countless luminaries over the years."

  

National Register information

StatusPosted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 30, 1974 Reference number74001649 NR nameMcSweeney, John, House Area of significancePolitics/Government Level of significanceLocal Evaluation criteriaB - Person Property typeBuilding Historic functionSingle dwelling Current functionBusiness Periods of significance1875-1899; 1850-1874 Significant year1853

 

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Taken on June 16, 2012