Biography of E. I. Baldwin
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E. I. BALDWIN, one of Cleveland's ablest business men and citizens of the last century, was born at New Haven, Connecticut, May 13, 1829, and died January 27, 1894. He early took up merchandising, first at New Haven and then in New York City, and in 1853 came to Cleveland, where he opened a dry goods store under the name of E. I. Baldwin & Company. He triumphed over obstacles and predictions of failure, and for over forty years was a power in the commercial life of the city, being best known as founder and head of the dry goods house of E. I. Baldwin, Hatch & Company. His firm made the first direct importation of foreign dry goods that ever went to a middle western city. He was a patron of books and literature, art and good fellowship, was an elder and trustee in the Second Presbyterian Church, and a liberal contributor to Oberlin College, giving to that institution Baldwin Cottage.


From:
A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
Publishers:
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924


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