Westlake in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Theodore Elijah Burton / Dover Farm
Born in Jefferson, Ohio, Theodore E. Burton graduated from Oberlin College and became a prominent Cleveland attorney. He was elected to Congress in 1888 and served from 1889-91, 1895-1909, and 1921-28. He was elected U.S. Senator in 1908 and 1928 and was a leading contender for the U.S. Presidency in 1916. Due to his work in saving Niagara Falls from development and his opposition to wasteful waterways projects, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Burton chairman of the Inland Waterways Commission in 1907 and the National Waterways Commission in 1909. Burton is credited with pushing legislation through Congress that authorized the construction of the Panama Canal and negotiating agreements to ensure its neutrality. He lobbied to fight wasteful spending and influence of big business and sponsored the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890. As president of the American Peace Society, Burton hosted the First World Conference on International Justice in Cleveland in 1928, attended by 13,000, including world leaders.
Dover Farm. Thomas Hurst (1806-1861), who settled in Dover Township after 1830 and began a successful
Erected 2002 by The Steven McQuillin-Rodney Ickes Family and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 31-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Government & Politics • Peace • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 41° 27.587′ N, 81° 57.87′ W. Marker is in Westlake, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Detroit Road (Ohio Route 254) just west of Walden Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31156 Detroit Rd, Westlake OH 44145, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Weston House / Sandstone Houses (approx. 2 miles away); Leverett Johnson / Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jack Miner (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dover Lake Shore Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lakeside Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); Calhoon Memorial Park (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Calhoon Memorial Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Universalist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westlake.
More about this marker. This historical marker marks a private residence. Do not trespass onto the
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Theodore E. Burton. “During his later House service, he was appointed by President Harding to the World War Debt Funding Commission in 1922; and was chairman of the United States delegation to the conference for the control of international traffic in arms at Geneva, Switzerland, in 1925.” (Submitted on May 25, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.