Amasa Stone


Amasa Stone

Amasa Stone (1818-1883) was an American industrialist who built railroads and invested in mills in Ohio. He was a major benefactor of Western Reserve College, which became part of Case Western Reserve University in 1967. Amasa Stone Chapel was built after his death in his memory. The building named after his son, Adelbert Hall, is still the home of the university administration.

Stone committed suicide two years after the Ashtabula River Railroad Disaster. He was one of the designers of the faulty bridge and was found to be partly at fault for the bridge's collapse.fact|date=April 2007

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External links

* [http://www.hb.edu/school/primary/resources/Early_Cleveland/stone.htm Amasa Stone biography on Hathaway Brown school website]
* [http://www.case.edu/visit/tours/historical/10.html Amasa Stone Chapel]


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