Stillman Witt (1808-1875)


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Stillman Witt (1808-1875)

One of Cleveland's early railroad barons, Witt, along with Amasa Stone and others, founded the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad, one of Cleveland's first chartered railroads. He was noted for his business integrity and charitable work. In the early 1860s, Witt moved into a mansion on Euclid Avenue, near Murison (East 12th) Street. Both the Stillman, an elegant hotel opened on the grounds of his former estate in 1884, and the Stillman Theater, opened in 1916 on the same grounds after the hotel was razed, were named after him.


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