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Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Shaker Square

 
 
Shaker Square Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 9, 2009
1. Shaker Square Marker
Inscription. Shaker Square, the nation's second oldest planned shopping center was originally developed by the Van Sweringen brothers and opened for business in October, 1929. Currently owned and operated by Shaker Square Ltd., this center was patterned after Amalienborg Square in Copenhagen. The arrangement of 12 Georgian-style buildings, together with trees, hedgerows and grassed areas, makes Shaker Square one of the most attractive and architecturally distinguished shopping areas anywhere in the country. Passing through the middle of the Square, the first "Shaker Rapid" which opened in 1920 with trolley cars, provided a convenient transportation link to downtown Cleveland. Today, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority owns and operates the service and provides customers and residents with a 12-minute commute to and from downtown Cleveland. The Shaker Square Historic District is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1996 by Bicentennial Cleveland.
 
Location. 41° 28.992′ N, 81° 35.472′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Shaker Square, on the left. Click for map. Marker is in the southwest quadrant of Shaker Square. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Shaker Square Marker location Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 9, 2009
2. Shaker Square Marker location
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shaker Gate Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaker Mill Stone (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Honoring the Memory of O.P. and M.J. Van Sweringen (about 600 feet away); Shaker Gristmill Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Van Sweringen Demonstration House (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Van Sweringen Demonstration House (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Van Sweringen Demonstration House (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Van Sweringen Demonstration House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Also see . . .  Shaker Square. (Submitted on April 10, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Places
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 611 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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