Grandview Heights History – Summit Chase

Grandview Heights History Summit Chase Photo via summitchase.com Summit Chase, the iconic 23 story high rise in Grandview Heights, was built in 1965 at 1000 Urlin Avenue, the former site of the Urlin mansion. Photo via GHMCHS Mr. Urlin and several other early pioneers purchased the land on the bluff above what would become Goodale Boulevard with the intent of establishing a small community.  During 1890 Urlin lived in a small farmhouse on the land while his mansion was constructed. Photo Via GHMCHS When he moved into the new home, Urlin allowed a small group of horseback riders to use the farmhouse for a new club they established, called the Bit and Bridle Club. The members of this club later founded the Arlington Country Club, later called the Aladdin Country Club, in Marble Cliff. Photo via GHMCHS Mr. Urlin and his colleagues laid out the plans for what would ultimately become Grandview Heights. This view of the home, with the carriage house and water tower and windmill behind it, is of the west entrance, looking to the east from a small rise near what is now the road named after him, Urlin Avenue. George Cambridge Urlin Photo via GHMCHS   Photo via GHMCHS of  Alice and George Cambridge Urlin in their studio on South High Street The mansion was torn down in 1950 and plans of building a high rise...

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