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Property Name Longwood Manor
Reference Number 14000548
State Ohio
County Summit
Town Macedonia
Street Address 1634 East Aurora Road
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/3/2014
Areas of Significance Industry, Politics/Government, Other: Labor History
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14000548.pdf
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Longwood Manor is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion B for its association with William Frew Long (1880-1984), a businessman, organizer and spokesperson for local and national industrial management groups, a career military officer, and first mayor of Macedonia. Long was an influential figure in Ohio labor history as the general manager of the Associated Industries of Cleveland from 1920 until his retirement in 1949; as such he advocated for the concept of "Open Shop" industries, writing and speaking widely on the topic, and addressing anti-union themes and labor relations in general. Long's military career involved advocating for a military field for training Air Service flyers in the 1920s in Cleveland. The airport and training field he helped develop for Cleveland became Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Finally, Long served as the first mayor of Macedonia, beginning in 1962 and helped to establish its charter form of government to seeing it reach city status near the end of his last term. He served five terms as mayor, stepping down in 1975 at the age of 95.

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