Noted Cleveland area mansion sold for $1.7 million

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio - A piece of Cleveland's history has changed owners.

A financial adviser has sold the Tudor-style Van Sweringen mansion in Shaker Heights for $1.7 million. The buyer was a Cleveland Clinic eye doctor.

The eight-bedroom home was built in 1912 for $50,000 by Oris and Mantis Van Sweringen.

The brothers developed the Shaker commuter rail line, Shaker Square and Cleveland's trademark Terminal Tower skyscraper.

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