Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John W. Heisman Birth Site
Erected 1978 by the Rotary Club of Cleveland, the Cleveland Landmarks Commission, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-18.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 29.076′ N, 81° 42.448′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Avenue and West 29th Place, on the right when traveling east on Bridge Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44113, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ohio and Erie Canal (approx. 0.8 miles away); John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937 / The Standard Oil Company (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Cleveland (approx. one mile away); Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Old Stone Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Near this site Fort Huntington was Erected (approx. 1.3 miles away); Com. Oliver Hazard Perry (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cleveland.
More about this marker. The marker is not actually in front of the Heisman birth site. Due to a street number change, the marker was placed in front of the wrong house - the actual house on the location of his birth site is .4 miles away, on the opposite side of the road.
Heisman's birthplace is at 3928 Bridge Avenue. The change of location is especially notable as the structure in question at 3928 appears to be the actual house that Heisman was born in, whereas the one that the marker is in front of was built at a later date. The documents below illustrate the plot of land owned by the Heisman family and the house existing on that plot of land.
Also see . . .
1. The Heisman Trophy.
2. Entry on Heisman in the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.
Categories. • Notable Persons • Sports •
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,628 times since then. This page was the Marker of the Week June 7, 2009. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 12, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 6. submitted on April 14, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.