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GSA announces public sale of the Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Light in Cleveland, Ohio

Contact: Tanya Schusler 312-206-6131,

CHICAGO – Starting today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is offering for sale by public auction the Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Light, in Cleveland, Ohio. This is one of a record number of lighthouses being offered in 2023 to government agencies, nonprofits, and the public via auction. 

The Cleveland West Pierhead Light marks the main entrance to Cleveland Harbor and offers a stunning view of the Cleveland skyline.

The West Pierhead Light, erected in 1909-1910, consists of a four-story brick tower sheathed in wood. The white conical tower, features windows with segmental architraves (circular arches) and an entrance vestibule with three-part entablature lintel. There is a basement, a galley on the first floor, and living quarters on the second, third, and fourth floors. 

Property Details:

  • Built in 1910, it marks the entrance to Cleveland Harbor from Lake Erie. 
  • Lighthouse is approximately 1,800 square foot and consists of a four-story conical tower attached to a 1.5-story fog signal building.
  • The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (reference #83001950) and designated as a landmark by the City of Cleveland. 
  • The property will remain an active aid to navigation.

Auction Details:

  • The auction opens at 10 a.m. (CT) on August 1, 2023.
  • Interested bidders must register in advance and submit a $10,000 registration deposit. 
  • Bids start at $25,000. 
  • Bid increments are $1,000. 
  • Site inspections will be offered only to registered bidders.
  • Those interested in bidding are strongly urged to read the Invitation for Bids and additional information.

For additional details and inquiries/questions regarding a property inspection, contact:
Arthur Ullenberg
Phone: 312-353-6039
Fax: 617-565-5720

 The marketing and sales effort is being handled by GSA’s New England Region Real Property Utilization and Disposition Division. The division provides realty services to federal agencies throughout the region, as well as in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

GSA’s New England Region provides centralized procurement for the federal government by managing its real estate portfolio, products and services throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


About GSA: 

GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing about $87 billion in products and services via federal contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit and follow us at @USGSA.