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

University Circle

 
 
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 21, 2009
1. University Circle Marker
Inscription. Named for the streetcar turnaround once located at Euclid Avenue and East 107th Street, University Circle is a 600-acre district that is home to many of Cleveland's major cultural, educational, medical, and service institutions. The area was first settled in 1799 by tavernkeeper Nathaniel Doan and became known as Doan's Corners. In 1882, Western Reserve College moved here from Hudson, followed in 1885 by the Case School of Applied Science from downtown Cleveland. These two colleges federated in 1967 to become Case Western Reserve University.
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In 1882, Jeptha Wade, founder of early telecommunications giant Western Union, donated the large tract of land that became Wade Park. In 1916, in accordance with the terms of Wade's gift, The Cleveland Museum of Art opened in the park. Over the years many other institutions, as well as their benefactors, have made their homes here. In 1931, The Cleveland Orchestra found a permanent home in Severance Hall and University Hospitals of Cleveland was dedicated, firmly establishing University Circle as a premier urban district. The Circle is unique for its concentration of diverse organizations.
 
Erected 2000 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, University Circle
University Circle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 21, 2009
2. University Circle Marker
Incorporated, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 19-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 30.615′ N, 81° 36.736′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Wade Oval near Jeptha Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Waddell Chesnutt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Home of the Poet Harold Hart Crane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michelson-Morley Experiment (approx. half a mile away); The Cozad-Bates House / Anti-Slavery and Abolition (approx. half a mile away); Frances Payne Bolton (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of the Teachers and Children Who Lost Their Lives in the Collinwood School Fire (approx. mile away); Henry A. Sherwin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rufus Dunham (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsEducationRailroads & Streetcars
 
University Circle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 21, 2009
3. University Circle Marker
The Cleveland Museum of Art can be seen in the background.
 
 
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