Built in 1883 for Sarah Rathbone Benedict, widow of Cleveland Herald publisher George A. Benedict, the house is one of the few remaining survivors of a bygone era in Cleveland's rich history. From 1860 until about 1915, Upper Prospect Avenue was second only to "Millionaires' Row" on Euclid Avenue, which is one block to the north and once dubbed as "the most beautiful street in America." Four formal rooms and an elegant grand staircase on the mansion's first floor provide intimate meeting spaces for events of up to 100 people. Although the interior spaces retain their historic charm, the house is completely updated with modern amenities. A catering kitchen, central air conditioning and elevator make the building comfortable and accessible.