Mayor William Castle


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Mayor William Castle

William Bainbridge Castle, 1814-1872, was an Ohio City businessman whose interests included hardware and lumber. The Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Company was one of Ohio City's earliest industrial concerns. Castle joined the company in 1843 and remained with it until his death. In 1853-1854 Castle was mayor of Ohio City and was instrumental in the annexation of Ohio City into the City of Cleveland. So Castle was the last mayor of Ohio City and the first mayor of the unified cities. Castle's gravesite at Monroe Street Cemetery includes a tall granite obelisk surrounded by stone edging. All of the bodies in the Castle gravesite were later exhumed and removed to Lakeview Cemetery but the monument and stone edging were left undisturbed.

Image Courtesy of Cleveland Past and Present by Maurice Joblin.


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