Cooke Castle, May 6 1901

Show simple item record Cooke, Reverend Henry en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Gibraltar Island (Ohio) en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Ottawa County (Ohio) en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Erie, Lake en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1889 - 1912 en_US 2008-04-28T18:50:09Z 2008-04-28T18:50:09Z 1901 en_US 2008-04-28T18:50:09Z
dc.identifier.other 569.5.394.2 en_US
dc.identifier.other GA-71 en_US
dc.description Cooke Castle was the fifteen-room, stone summer retreat of Jay Cooke and his extended family. The family occupied the home at least twice each summer for nearly sixty years. Jay Cooke purchased Gibraltar Island in 1864 for $3001. His brother Pitt Cooke of Sandusky, Ohio, oversaw the construction of the castle. Hundreds of guests, soldiers, businessmen, statesmen,and politicians, joined the Cookes during their visits at Gibraltar. When the family was not occupying the island, Jay Cooke offered his home as a retreat for clergy throughout the Midwest. On the occasion of this photograph, Jay's son, Rev. Henry Cooke, wrote "indeed the dear old house where we have had so many happy times always seems like home." The castle was placed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks in 1966 because of the historic prominence of Jay Cooke and the architectural features of the structure. The fifteen-room home encompassed nearly 9,000 square feet of space. The first floor of the four-story tower is a library with two wall-mounted bookcases carved in gothic fashion. en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Charles E. Frohman Collection en_US
dc.rights Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center en_US
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dc.title Cooke Castle, May 6 1901 en_US
dc.type Photographic print; black and white en_US Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center en_US
dc.contributor.photographer Cooke, Reverend Henry en_US
dc.contributor.repository Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center en_US Fremont, Ohio en_US Fremont, Ohio en_US Sandusky County, Ohio en_US

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