The humblest of hotels in Cleveland, Ohio
When carpenter Benjamin Schofield moved to Cleveland in 1816, it was just a tiny village of 200 residents. By the time his grandson Levi was the architect in charge of Schofield Building, the city was more than 380,000 strong, having been built, quite literally, by three generations of Schofields. We honor that legacy today, keeping many of the Victorian-era elements of the property intact and adding plants as homage to Levi’s participation in the Ark Club, an informal gathering of nature enthusiasts that eventually led to the creation of the Museum of Natural History. Levi’s love for the city lives on in the hotel, where pride, infectious warmth, and passion radiate through the space.