Perry Payne Condominiums
I am very excited to announce the latest conversion condo to the Warehouse scene. On the corner of W. 9th and Superior, 740 W. Superior to be exact, sits the Perry Payne Condominium.
A long time rental building, Perry Payne will be vacating a few units at a time and putting those up for sale. At the moment they include the two bedroom model which has probably the most desirable layout, a penthouse on the 9th floor, and a number of one bedroom units. No matter the layout, each condo boasts the option to purchase in the “as is” state or to upgrade to wood floors, granite.. pretty much anything you can imagine. Aside from the fine architecture and amenities, the most enticing feature would have to be the proximity to Cleveland’s hottest District at a very reasonable price. This is the type of building you wish you got in when they first opened the doors BEFORE all the best units were sold. Low monthly maintenance fees include water/sewer Gym in building + access to Bridgeview gym Roof Top Deck! Purchase includes one year free parking Option for Washer/Dryer Hookup Call me for details and a private tour .
A History of the building compliments of warehousedistrict.org
Perry-Payne Building (Cuddell and Richardson, 1888)
730-750 Superior Avenue
Built for political and civic leader Henry Payne, this Cuddell and Richardson building is architecturally unique.
Constructed during a pivotal phase in American architecture when the curtain wall was being introduced and the load bearing wall was losing its practicality, each of its eight stories bears a skeleton of interior iron columns that holds the structure's weight.
Because of Perry-Payne's architectural and engineering innovations, it attracted nationwide attention. The ninth floor features a monitor window to allow light into the central well; a skylight on the eighth floor once illuminated the great inner court where English artist and illustrator Walter Crane had painted murals.
The Perry-Payne Building has recently undergone rehabilitation and has been converted into modern apartments.
Leaders in Cleveland architecture in the late 19th century, Cuddell and Richardson were both innovative and prolific. They designed three other buildings in the Warehouse District: the George Worthington Building and the Root-McBride and Bradley Buildings. Shortly after the construction of the Perry-Payne Building, the firm dissolved.
Wealthy railroad executive Henry Payne named the building for himself and his wife Mary Perry. During his political career, Payne assisted Stephen Douglas in his campaign against Abraham Lincoln. In 1874, he was elected to Congress and later served as a one- term United States Senator. The building housed various coal, iron ore and railroad industries. Among the prominent local firms that occupied the space were Pickands, Mather and Company, a chief supplier of raw materials to the steel industry, and M.A. Hanna Company, a company that mines, processes and distributes minerals.
In 1996 rehabilitation of the building was completed and the building now houses loft-style apartments with ground floor retail. Perry-Payne is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Cleveland Landmark.