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The Burnham Mall

The Group Plan of 1903

 
 
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
1. The Burnham Mall Marker
Inscription. In August 1903, architects Daniel H. Burnham, John M. Carrére, and Arnold W. Brunner presented Mayor Tom L. Johnson and the City of Cleveland a plan that epitomized the City Beautiful Movement in America. The Group Plan envisioned a grand landscaped mall surrounded by public buildings in the Beaux-Arts style. The plan would create a monumental civic center, influence the design of buildings throughout the city, and lay the foundation for a city planning commission. The first of its kind in the nation, the Group Plan, as built, was the most completely realized of Burnham's city planning efforts. In its green space and architecture, the Mall remains an enduring and vital element of Cleveland's civic culture.
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"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency."

Daniel Burnham (1846-1912), Architect/City Planner
 
Erected 2003 by the City of Cleveland and City Planning Commission, the Cleveland Mall Plaza Beautification Fund, and the Ohio Historical
The Burnham Mall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
2. The Burnham Mall Marker
Society. (Marker Number 72-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 30.237′ N, 81° 41.71′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Lakeside Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ohio AFL-CIO (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Navy Bicentennial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dear General, We have met the enemy and they are ours (approx. 0.2 miles away); Com. Oliver Hazard Perry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near this site Fort Huntington was Erected (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Stone Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Ohio State Bar Association (approx. 0.3 miles away); Arch C. Klumph (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentNotable Places
 
The Burnham Mall image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
3. The Burnham Mall
 
 
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