by Deanna Bremer and Hugh Fisher
With the possible exception of Patrick Calhoun, Barton Roy Deming was Cleveland Heights’ most important and influential real estate developer. His legacy, the “Euclid Golf” district is bounded roughly by Coventry Road on the East, Scarborough Road on the South, the Cedar/Fairmount intersection on the West and Cedar Road on the North.
Deming was born in Windsor, Canada, in 1875. His father, Hubert V. Deming, was originally from Watertown, New York, and had settled in Canada, where he became involved in the mercantile and lumber business. Barton was the ninth of ten children. He was educated in Sarnia, Canada, and graduated from its high school in 1892. In 1893 he followed several of his brothers to Cleveland.