|Courtesy Lorain County Auditor|
Bill was right. Although the house is no longer there on Route 6, the Auditor website includes a photo of it (above) as part of the parcel report for the former Claus property.
It's so strange seeing a photograph of it again. I passed it countless times on the highway over the years, not appreciating it as a link to the days when interurbans and trains rumbled by it on nearby trestles, and before Lake Road was improved. My only recollection – seeing the lights on inside the house as I passed it at night – was wondering what it would be like to live out on the highway there, all alone, between Lorain and Vermilion.
By the way, the Claus house also "haunts" Bing Maps.
If you progressively zoom in on a current aerial view of where the house used to be located, a phantom image of it briefly appears in one view (below) before disappearing.