The one above is one of the latter, I'm afraid. But it's still appealing and photogenic.
The Lorain County Auditor website lists the house – located on the west side of Route 58 just south of Russia Road – as being built in 1876. The Auditor report says that it has 10 total rooms (excluding bathrooms) with four of them being bedrooms. It's part of a huge tract of land that mainly fronts on Russia Road.
|Aerial View Courtesy of Bing Maps|
I looked at the 1874 map of Russia Township. If I've properly identified the roads, a small black box on the Caroline Schenck property appears to correspond with the modern-day location of the ramshackle farmhouse.