Built by Clarence Neal in 1928, North House was designed in the English Tudor style. There is a sea scape in the living room, the ceiling is vaulted like an inverted ship’s hull, and the porch overlooks the entire lake as if it were a ship’s lookout.
From the Millwheel of May-June 1960, shortly after the the camp was expanded:
"The construction of North House was begun in 1928 ....by Mr. Clarence J. Neal with Mr. Anthony Nosek of Brecksville as architect. About this time there was a terrible blight of the old chestnut trees on the site, so these trees were felled and logs sawed to be used in the general beam structure of both North House and later for the second home, Amity House, which was completed in 1936.
"The 'antique brick' effect in the construction of North House is authentic because the bricks were salvaged from some of the old original buildings around Cleveland's Public Square.
"NorthHouse, overlooking the head of the lake at Hilaka.........offers shelter and sleeping accomodations for Girl Scouts the Year round. It sleeps 24, has electric lights, two fireplaces, a kitchen and two bathrooms. In addition, the finished basement may be used by a small troop (less than 16 girls). It has a separate entrance, shower, lavatory, and open fireplace. A firecircle near the house is used for cooking meals, for camp 'sings' and Scout ceremonies."