Formerly the home of Eleutherus Cooke, this 1840's stone and brick home was moved to its current location in 1874. Sandusky's first lawyer, Cooke was also a politician serving in the Ohio Legislature and U.S. Congress. He drew up the charter for the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad, and built other houses for the influx of settlers to the community.
One of the founders of the Firelands Historical Society in Norwalk in 1857, Cooke helped preserve the early history of the area.
c/o The Old House Guild
1415 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870
January - March
Open by Appointment Only
April - December
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
All major holidays: CLOSED
Cooke House is located at 1415 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, in Erie County. It is three blocks east of State Route 4.
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