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Weddell House
Description: Caption reads: "Weddell House (Famed hostelry about the year 1875)." The Weddell House was located on the southwest corner of West Sixth (6th) Street and Frankfort Avenue. The 5-story building was built by Peter Weddell in 1847 and was once considered Cleveland's finest hotel. Abraham Lincoln, en route to his inaugural ceremonies in 1861, addressed a crowd in the street below. 'If all do not join to save the good old ship of the Union this voyage' he said, 'nobody will have a chance to pilot her on another.' Lincoln's Room at Weddell House had been preserved by hotel management and contained Lincoln's favorite chair and a settee from the home of President Garfield. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B04F09_08_01
Subjects: Hotels--Ohio--Cleveland; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Addresses, sermons, etc.
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)