Parma Heights Century Homes

As a member of the Parma Heights Historical Society, I have documented all of the currently known Century Homes. There are a total of 24. The oldest single story building is at 5856 Pearl Road. This house was built in 1831 by Oliver Emerson. He was the very first Postmaster of Parma Township and worked from this house. His father, Asa Emerson, built the oldest two story home in 1823, which is at 6103 Pearl Road. Asa moved here from Connecticut. the style is very much like the older homes in Connecticut. This house was moved back further from the Road in 1925. The last house to be added to the list was built in 1913. It is at 6522 Old York Road. As time passes many more homes will be added to the list. Many of the homes have had additions or modifications to the original structures. All are uniquely different as the people living there. These houses have been well maintained with pride from past and present owners. This is just one more example why Parma Heights is a great place to live. I am trying to document all of the original owners of these homes. If anyone has any information about these homes, please contact the President of the Parma Heights Historical Society, Joe Reeves, at (216) 870-4864.

Anyone interested in our local History are more than welcome to join us at our monthly meeting. We also try to help people that are looking for specific Historical data. Contact Joe Reeves for more information.

Bob Stilwell

Retired Manufacturing Supervisor since 2008. I'm a member of the American Legion Post 703 in Parma, Ohio. Active Member of the Parma Heights Historical Society and a School crossing guard for the City of Parma, Ohio. I have lived in Parma Heights for 50 years. This is where I met my wife. We have a son and daughter and 3 grandaughters. Two of our grandaughters are Junior Olympic Volleyball Players. They have won several state, Gold Medals, and a National Championship Gold Medal in Atlanta, Georgia in 2011. We are very proud of all of them. 

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:31 AM, 01.05.2015