F A N C I F U L
Squire’s Castle was built in the 1890s by Standard Oil executive Feargus B. Squire. The “castle” was to serve as the country estate’s gatehouse; but no other buildings were ever erected. It is now a well known feature of the Cleveland Metroparks’ North Chagrin Reservation. Legend has it that the stone shell of a structure is haunted by Mrs. Squire, who was afraid of the lonely, quiet countryside.
Do your remember the first time you walked into the gutted building? Did you imagine the Squires sitting by the fireplace in the library? Wonder who carved their names in exposed bricks? Or hungry and ready to get back to your burgers on a nearby grill?