Selden & Nancy Osborn House, 29059 Lake Road, c. 1832-1847
The eighth in a series of articles to be published as a walking tour of Lake Road by the Bay Village Historical Society in 2025.
Selden was the only son of Reuben and Sarah Osborn. He was born in 1809 in New York and married Ohioan Nancy Ruple in 1833.
Selden first owned land in the 1830s away from Lake Road and tax records are not clear as to when this house was built. His father owned this land until 1842 when 25 acres were transferred to Selden and the tax value went up significantly in 1847. The house has had many additions with the east end of the current house probably the original.