Oakwood Clubhouse contents go up for sale

If you're interested in acquiring any of the furniture or equipment from the former clubhouse of Oakwood Country Club, this is your chance.

Greenwald Antiques has been contracted to liquidate the contents of the building, according to Robin Greenwald-Gilbert, co-owner of the business.

The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, through Friday, April 8, at the former Oakwood Club, 1516 Warrensville Center Road.

The building and grounds are now owned by Hebrew Academy, which plans to convert the clubhouse into a boys’ high school and administrative offices. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the capital campaign for the construction project, according to information from Greenwald Antiques.

Known as the Oakwood Club and Oakwood Country Club at different times in its history, the club was established as a Jewish golf club in 1905, when Jews were not welcome in other clubs. It straddled the boundary between Cleveland Heights and South Euclid, immediately west of Warrensville Center Road. After it closed in 2010, the South Euclid portion of the property was developed into the retail plaza that now houses a Walmart.

Hebrew Academy bought the Cleveland Heights portion last year.

The clubhouse was constructed in 1931, designed by Greco & Associates—the same architecture firm that built Temple Tifereth-Israel in University Circle and Temple on the Heights on Mayfield Road, according to Greenwald-Gilbert.

It was decorated by the well-known design firm Rorimer-Brooks Studios in the French-provincial style, and still contains many of the original furnishings. Cleveland designer Jane Frankel did additional design work in the late 20th century. 

Included in the sale is a large amount of antique and vintage furniture, decorations and lighting fixtures, including chandeliers, sconces, and lamps. Other sale items include ballroom chairs; rattan patio tables and chairs; bamboo café chairs; banks of metal lockers and benches; draperies; prints, paintings and mirrors; three bars and numerous bar stools; a grand piano with its stool; Oakwood Club memorabilia; a portable stage and dance floor; folding tables in various sizes; and even dishes from the kitchen.

More information is available at the Greenwald Antiques website (www.greenwaldantiquesoh.com).

Bob Rosenbaum

Cleveland Heights resident Bob Rosenbaum is co-chair of the Heights Observer Advisory Committee, and is responsible for its advertising sales and market development.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 9:53 AM, 03.22.2016