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John D. Rockefeller Grave Site
John Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American business magnate and philanthropist.
In 1940, Rockefeller's son, John "Junior" hosted Bill Wilson, one of the original founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, and others at a dinner to tell their stories.
"News of this got out on the world wires; inquiries poured in again and many people went to the bookstores to get the book, Alcoholics Anonymous."
John Junior offered to pay for the publication of the book, but in keeping with AA traditions of being self-supporting, AA rejected the money.
While Junior is buried in North Tarrytown New York, senior's resting place is located in Lake View Cemetery. Founded in 1869 by pioneering leaders of Cleveland, Lake View Cemetery is one of the largest and most beautiful garden cemeteries in the United States.
Lake View Cemetery
12316 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
From the main entrance, turn left following the signs toward Wake Chapel. While traveling down a small hill you'll see a stone stairway on the right leading to a tall obelisk - STOP. That's the John D. Rockefeller grave site.
Without his family's and associate's help, AA would almost certainly have died in its infancy.
The meeting is held at Forest Hill Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Established on November 16, 1939, Clarence S. claimed this is the first group to call itself an AA group rather than a sect of the Oxford Group. Others disagree.
If you feel like a hike, walk west along the large meadow to the edge of the hill. This is where the Rockefeller Summer HomeRockefeller Summer Home sat until a fire in 1917 destroyed it.
Forest Hill Church
3031 Monticello Blvd
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Clarence S. Home
Drive by the once home of Clarence S. Today, it continues to be a private residence.
Clarence started the first AA group in Cleveland in 1939, in part because some Roman Catholic priests in Cleveland were refusing to let Catholics attend the Oxford Group meeting in Akron. This was the first group to use the name Alcoholics Anonymous.
Albert "Abby" G. Home
Drive by the once home of Abby G. Today, it continues to be a private residence.
First AA meeting in Cleveland met in his home May 18, 1939. Also, the first chairman of the Central Committee Cleveland October 1939. He helped set the AA principle of rotation and his story He Thought He Could Drink Like a Gentleman is in the 2nd & 3rd editions of the Big Book.