C.M Spitzer House

The Spitzer House, located four blocks from the square in Historic Medina County, has a history just as charming as its appearance. At first glance, the nineteenth century Victorian style home may seem to be merely a respectably quaint Bed and Breakfast. Few may know of the simply enchanting beauty, or intriguing history surrounding the building. The Spitzer House is not only noteworthy due to its grandiose commodities, but also for a unique circumstance that has been known to attract attention from ghost hunters. Yes! Believe it or not, small town Medina, Ohio is home to its very own haunted house. It may be just a hoax, although several interesting reports of feelings of presence, mysterious voices, and tunes playing from the piano in the abandoned parlor, definitely contribute some substance to the claims. The ghostly presence that has made the Spitzer House famous for supernatural encounters has attracted a vast array of attention from thrill seekers across the country. The arcane sense of intrigue that surrounds the history of the home has attributed to several significant accomplishments, some of which include the Spitzer House being recognized in the "Haunted Ohio" book series, as well as being named among Bed and Breakfast's list of haunted inn's. The heritage of the home can today still be recognized considering that each of the bedrooms in the house are named after a family member who once lived there. For example, Ceilan's room is said to be haunted by an austere looking man, thought to be the general himself. Also, Anna's room, is known to be often visited by an apparition of a servant girl. Numerous accounts from guests and ghost hunters alike have reported seeing this very same servant girl standing at the top of the staircase. Whether these stories hold any truth or not, it's obvious the fascinating history of the Spitzer House will never be silenced. Of course a home with such a rich history could never be forgotten, especially a building that even today echoes with the voices of its past.

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An Aerial View of the Home

An Aerial View of the Home

The Spitzer House, circled here in the picture above, is located in the heart of Medina and is an excellent example of Queen Anne Victorian Style Architecture. It has easy access to Route 18 and is near the railroad tracks, A.I Root candle company, and other major local businesses. Built in the late nineteenth century when horse and carriages were the main mode of transportation, an additional outbuilding was incorporated into the construction. The carriage house on the property adjacent to the home served as storage for the family carriage, and a multitude of horses. Picture courtesy of Medina County Historical Society. View File Details Page

A Victorian Masterpiece

A Victorian Masterpiece

Today, the Spitzer House is a fully operating award winning Bed and Breakfast still standing just off the Medina square. Although the purpose of the home has changed, the Spitzer family legacy remains within the house and the history has been preserved. Today Janet and Dale Rogers own the Spitzer House and continue to carry on the history of previous generations. Although it may seem to be your standard small town Bed and Breakfast, the Spitzer House certainly boasts a defining unique characteristic. Believe it or not the age-old home is haunted! Whether your seeking a thrilling experience or a unforgettable weekend getaway the Spitzer House is a perfect destination for anyone looking for an interesting piece of Medina History. Picture courtesy of Spitzer House. View File Details Page

The Legacy of Ceilan Milo Spitzer

The Legacy of Ceilan Milo Spitzer

Ceilan Milo Spitzer was a well-known banker and businessman throughout the country. C.M Spitzer had the Spitzer house constructed for him and his family in 1890 as his fortune rose and business expanded. He was recognized as a dominate financial figure and businessman throughout the state. In 1892, Ceilan, along with other Medina businessman founded the First Savings Deposit Bank of Medina County, which was the first bank in the county to pay interest on deposits. Ceilan and his family created a highly regarded name for themselves which lies within the Spitzer house. Picture courtesy of Medina County Historical Society View File Details Page

The Men of the House

The Men of the House

Lyman Spitzer (right), partnered with his cousins, Adelbert and Ceilan Milo Spitzer, during the late 19th century and created the Spitzer and Company bankers. The three of them were very successful during this time and set a new standard for next generation Medina citizens. They encouraged those after them to become profitable entrepreneurs in order to bring attention and importance to the county of Medina, Ohio. Their efforts have contributed to the history of business that still exists to this day. Image courtesy of Spitzer House View File Details Page

A Model of Artful Craftsmanship

A Model of Artful Craftsmanship

Whether in the grandeur of cherry woodwork and staircases, Victorian styling, or in the lustrous panes of stained glass, the heritage surrounding the establishment of the Spitzer House certainly speaks volumes. Originally built for Ceilan Milo Spitzer and his family, the building served as a house for over one hundred years. For three generations, the Spitzer family resided inside this picture perfect home, supplying success and hope for future residents of Medina County. Picture courtesy of Spitzer House View File Details Page

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Maddie Cullings, Katie Kaufman, Nicole Gedney, “C.M Spitzer House ,” Discover Medina, accessed June 22, 2017, http://discovermedina.org/items/show/35.
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