Lemuel Porter (1775-1829) likely built this circa-1845 home for abolitionist John B. Clark (1793-1872), who was said to have served as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Clark, a farmer, once served as a trustee of Hudson village and also was an associate judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Summit County. Daniel H. Pond (1870-1946), a colonel of Company C Fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Spanish-American War, also once lived here. Pond was related to the Fox family, who were contributors to the spiritualism movement. His wife, Mariam Buckner Pond Mackenzie (1892-1970), wrote a book about the family entitled, "Time is Kind: the Story of the Unfortunate Fox Family."
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William Moos (1919-1984) was a painter, architect and beloved arts and crafts teacher. He also directed the art department at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio. Mr. Moos was reared in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and studied architecture at St. John's College and Yale University. He later practiced architecture in New York City and worked as a field engineer and interior designer before coming to the academy in 1945. He was responsible for the design work for the restoration of Western Reserve Academy's Chapel and Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson, Ohio. He had a keen sense of historic preservation of buildings and served as a founding member of the Hudson Heritage Association. Later in life he also served as a lobbyist for the American Civil Liberties Union.