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Alexander Winton Homestead

 
 
Alexander Winton Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
1. Alexander Winton Homestead Marker
Inscription.  On this site, Alexander Winton (1860-1932), an American automobile pioneer, built and lived in a lakefront estate named Roseneath. Winton was born in Scotland and immigrated to the United States as a young man, settling in Cleveland. In the early 1890s, Winton founded the Winton Bicycle Company: six years later, he incorporated the Winton Motor Carriage Company. In 1903, Winton’s auto plant on Berea Road was one of the largest in the world, and he produced the first car to cross America from coast to coast. These business successes enabled him to build the 25-room Roseneath. In 1912, Winton founded the Winton Gas Engine & Manufacturing Company, which would eventually become part of General Motors Corporation. Winton is buried in Lakeview Cemetery. A fire in 1962 destroyed Roseneath.
 
Erected 2016 by 12700 Lake Avenue Condominium Association and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 128-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location.
Alexander Winton Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
2. Alexander Winton Homestead Marker
41° 29.494′ N, 81° 46.775′ W. Marker is in Lakewood, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Lake Avenue just east of Gold Coast Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12700 Lake Ave, Lakewood OH 44107, 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. Nicholson Homestead (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Jared Potter Kirtland (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lakewood Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oldest Stone House (approx. one mile away); The National Carbon Company / GrafTech International (approx. 1.1 miles away); Detroit Avenue Bridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Templin-Bradley Company (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cowan Pottery (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakewood.
 
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Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for the Winton Motor Carriage Company. “Publicity generated sales. In 1901, the news that both Reginald Vanderbilt and Alfred Vanderbilt had purchased Winton automobiles boosted the company’s image substantially. Models at the time were a 2-passenger Runabout with a 1-cylinder engine (8 hp) and a 4-passenger Touring and Mail Delivery Van, also with a 1-cylinder engine. That year, Winton lost a race at Grosse Pointe to Henry Ford. Winton
This Condominium High-Rise Replaced Winton’s Mansion image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
3. This Condominium High-Rise Replaced Winton’s Mansion
vowed a comeback and win. He produced the 1902 Winton Bullet, which set an unofficial land speed record of 70 mph in Cleveland that year. The Bullet was defeated in another Ford by famed driver Barney Oldfield, but two more Bullet race cars were built.” (Submitted on July 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
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Alexander Winton (1860–1932) image. Click for full size.
Engraving by E. G. Williams & Bro., NY, 1918
4. Alexander Winton (1860–1932)
A Winton Six Limousine image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia Commons, 1915
5. A Winton Six Limousine
The $3000 Winton Six had an self-cranking six-cylinder engine. It was made for the luxury market. Most were driven by chauffeurs employed by its owners.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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