The article was written by Lou Kepler and includes a very thorough history of the home and a detailed description of its furnishings at the time.
The Root home is one of my favorite topics on this blog. I did a two part story on it back in 2011 (here and here).
I've mentioned several times about the fact that the Root house is only almost 500 feet from mine, so I get to enjoy seeing it to and from work. This past weekend, I once again aimed my digital camera at it (below) for a late afternoon portrait. (The new fence looks great.)
By the way, the newspaper page shown above includes an article about a home tour (sponsored by the Lorain Chapter of American Association of University Women) that mentions a few other homes that were showplaces at the time, including that of Mr. and Mrs. Everett H. Davidson on Meister Road.
All of us that grew up in the area of Skyline Drive or Meister during the 1960s were well aware of the beautiful Davidson home. It defined the idea of being "rich" to many of us kids! Plus, there were those peacocks on the grounds that gave it so much character.
I had no idea that the house had a name: "Willowbrook."