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Kies-Murfey House

4208 Prospect Ave
Cleveland, OH 44103




30 cars, Free Street Parking

Total Square Footage

8,000 Sq Ft.


National Register of Historic Places

Leasing & Sales Information

Available Space

8,000 Sq. Ft. (Multiple tenants)


March 2014


Secure Entrance, Free On-site gated parking for 30 cars, ADA Compliant.

Potential Uses


Sales Price


For more information, call (216) 431-9100.

Unique Features

Highly stylized, turn-of-the-century, Italianate Mansion built as a family home for Louis Kies in 1871. In 1906 the mansion was sold to Lewis A. Murfey. Murfey was a Cleveland native and a “prominent figure in Cleveland financial circles for the part quarter century.” (Cleveland Press, December 11, 1930.) The mansion features large, high-ceilinged rooms, historic design finishing, ample storage, accommodations for multiple tenants. ADA compliant.


Midtown on Prospect Avenue, in Cleveland’s historic Prospect Neighborhood. Immediately accessible to I-90 and I-71. Minutes to central business district.

Historical Information


Two-story Italianate mansion built for Lewis and Hanna Kies Lewis Kies was western superintendent of Empire Railroad


Funeral for Kies in house


Sold to Lewis and Nina Murfey. Lewis Murfey was first Vice President of State Banking and Trust Company


The house became a rooming house operated by Mrs. Ella O. Spencer


Whaley Industrial Supply Company converted house to commercial use, removing the original porch and adding a single-story masonry addition to the front of the house

Mid 1980′s

Purchased by Arabica for headquarters, coffee counter and bakery

June 2002

Purchased by Michael E. Chesler

September 2002

Ground broken for renovation

February 2003

Nominated for National Register of Historic Places

June 3, 2003

Grand Opening Celebration

Dedication of the Kies-Murfey House as the permanent home of the Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland


The Turning Point

Builders Exchange The Magazine

Kies-Murfey Mansion: Restoration of Another Prospect Avenue Grand Dame

Properties Magazine

$1.2 million goes into renovation of Prospect house

The Plain Dealer

Renovated building will be good as old

The Plain Dealer

In Your Space – Foundation polishes Midtown jewel

The Plain Dealer

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