Cleveland’s Millionaire’s Row, Euclid Avenue, was one of the grandest streets in all world history. This is my conclusion based upon hours and hours of research. That being said I probably could write or talk about this great Cleveland legacy for months and months. And indeed I do give up to 40 speeches a year on Cleveland’s Millionaire’s Row and its residents. But today my purpose is somewhat different. I thought it might be of interest to the reader to learn about little known facts about the “Row” and the very original families that made Euclid Avenue their home at this time, 1845-1929.
This process of informing will be done on a very regular basis in the hopes that our reader will keenly look forward to new additions of rarely known facts about “The Avenue.”
Thus, let regularity begin today with our first gem of information. It is our wish that you write, call or email us if you enjoy these items, or care to share something about them.
Did You Know?
The name “The Row” or Millionaire’s Row first came into existence as it applied to the group of mansions on Euclid Avenue between East 20th and 40th Streets. Today and for a long while now the definition has expanded to include the 4-mile length from Public Square to East 105th street.
Most are unaware that the “Row” over its lifetime contained over 300 homes most of which we today would consider mansions. Some were built and torn down and then on the same ground a newer, bigger, more expensive version was built. Thus there may not have been a time when all 300 or so could be viewed at once. We speak of a cumulative number.
No wonder Mark Twain considered Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue one of the grandest streets in the entire world.