Biography of Alden B. Hare
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

ALDEN BUERKIN HARE. Since his university career and his service in the navy during the World war, Alden Buerkin Hare has had time in which to achieve definite recognition among the business men of his native City of Cleveland. Though only twenty seven, his indomitable energy and judgment have put him among the leaders in the real estate field.

Mr. Hare was born at Cleveland April 7, 1897, son of William A. and Wilhelmina (Buerkin) Hare. His mother's people came from Baden, Germany, about 1865 and located in Wood County, Ohio, where her father was a farmer. William A. Hare was born in Cleveland, in 1867, and is of English and Irish ancestry. As a youth he attended West Point Military Academy, studied engineering, and for many years has been a building contractor. He was formerly associated with local politics with the late Tom L. Johnson. He is also a veteran of the Spanish American war, having been on duty in Cuba.

Alden Buerkin Hare was liberally educated, attending the Mayfield grade schools, East High School and graduating from Shaw High School in 1914. He then entered Ohio State University, graduating in 1918. Immediately after graduating in June he went into the service as a second class seaman of the navy and was immediately transferred to the Great Lakes Officers Training School. He remained there three months, and after passing a successful examination for Officers Material School was given two months' training at. the Municipal Pier in Chicago, was then assigned to Pelham Bay for two months, and went on convoy duty out of New York and back for four weeks. On the United States Steamship "Republic" he was shipped to Cuba and Chili, South America, and on June 4, 1919, returned to New York and was granted his honorable discharge. Mr. Hare returned to Cleveland July 4, 1919, and the same day saw Dempsey knock out Willard at Toledo.

For a few months after the war Mr. Hare had charge of the sales of the Paco Chemical Company, and is still a stockholder in that corporation. He was also associated with the Building Service Company, general contractors, and from there entered the real estate field with the Van Sweringen Company, his success with that organization encouraging him to go into business for himself.

Mr. Hare's first notable achievement was his execution of his ideas of forming Lyndhurst Village out of Mayfield Township and Euclidvile, and subsequently he opened up and developed Lyndhurst Manor. About that time he incorporated the Alden B. Hare Company, with his father, William A. Hare, president; M. Hare, vice president, and Alden B. Hare, secretary and treasurer. The Lyndhurst Manor developed by this organization is one of the most perfect residence subdivisions around Cleveland. The Alden B. Hare Company is now a company offering every facility of service, including allotment and subdivision development, real estate brokerage, financing, architectural division and construction. Mr. Hare has kept in view throughout the idea of making his company an auxiliary factor in city planning and a thoroughly public service medium. It is the company's policy at all times to place its real estate operations on a high professional scale. Through the Building Service Company in which Mr. Hare is also a stockholder, a large number of fine homes and business structures have been constructed in and around Cleveland. The company has more recently undertaken projects in Youngstown and Toledo, which will run to a value of around a million dollars.

Mr. Hare has been an active member of the realty board. He is a member of Glenville Masonic Lodge, and of Navy Post No. 54, American Legion; is affiliated with Americus Lodge, Knights of Pythias, belongs to the Ohio State University Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and is a member of the. Aviation Athletic Club and the Business Men's Club. He is a Lutheran in religious belief, and a republican.

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

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