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Winton Place
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Former names Winton
General information
Type Residential
Location 12700 Lakewood, Ohio 44107 United States
Construction started 1962
Completed 1963
Roof 80.50 m (264 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 28
Design and construction
Architect Loebl, Schlossman, Bennett & Dart

The Winton Place is a 264-foot 1963 opened high-rise apartment complex in the second most populated suburb of Cleveland, Lakewood, Ohio's Gold Coast neighborhood, which is right on the border of the Cleveland, Ohio neighborhood known as Edgewater, Cleveland, Ohio. It was named after Alexander Winton who manufactured automobiles until in the 1900s and built a house for his family on the same land that the Winton occupies today. To this day, Winton is known as one of the most exclusive and one of the highest views in an apartment in Greater Cleveland. In fact, at the time of its completion in 1963, it was the tallest apartment building between New York City and Chicago. It was and still is considered one of the most expensive properties in Lakewood and Cleveland having cost $20 million ($139,193,021 today) at the time of construction.

The Winton started a whole high-end apartment boom that drove up land value on the Lake Erie shore of Lakewood. Soon other apartment buildings would follow but the Winton has always been special to the history of both Cleveland and Lakewood. The famous 1965-opened Pier W restaurant sits below the Winton and hangs on the craggy cliff that overlooks Lake Erie and offers beautiful views of Downtown Cleveland.

Winton Place was designed by Cleveland Engineering firm Arthur G. McKee Co. under the direction of Engineering Supervisor Karlis Maizitis, a Case Western Reserve Civil Engineering graduate.

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