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

Euclid v. Ambler Realty Site

<i>Euclid v. Ambler Realty</i> Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 5, 2019
1. Euclid v. Ambler Realty Site Marker
Inscription.  By 1922, the Ambler Realty Company of Cleveland owned this site along with 68 acres of land between Euclid Avenue and the Nickel Plate rail line. Upon learning of the company’s plans for industrial development, the Euclid Village Council enacted a zoning code based on New York City’s building restrictions. Represented by Newton D. Baker, former Cleveland mayor and U.S. Secretary of War under Woodrow Wilson, Ambler sued the village claiming a loss of property value. In 1926, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Euclid and upheld the constitutionality of zoning and land-use regulations by local governments. The federal government eventually acquired the Ambler site during World War II to build a factory to make aircraft engines and landing gear. From 1948 to 1992, the site was used as a production facility by the Fisher Body Division of General Motors.
Erected 2015 by the City of Euclid and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 124-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics
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Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 5, 2019
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Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
Location. 41° 33.8′ N, 81° 32.511′ W. Marker is in Euclid, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Euclid Avenue (U.S. 20) east of East 196th Street, on the right when traveling west. It is to the right of the Euclid Police Mini Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19691 Euclid Ave, Euclid OH 44117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenwood Farm (approx. 2˝ miles away); William E. Telling / William E. Telling Mansion (approx. 3.3 miles away); Henry Kelsey Devereux and “The Spirit of ’76” (approx. 3.9 miles away); Coulby Park (approx. 4 miles away); Home of Superman (approx. 4.2 miles away); Raymond J. "Chappie" Chapman (approx. 4.2 miles away); Jeptha Wade (approx. 4.2 miles away); Benjamin Rose (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co.. “The Supreme Court agreed with the lower court’s denial of the dismissal
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motion, but overturned the outcome of the case and sided with the Village of Euclid. The Court held that the zoning ordinance was not an unreasonable extension of the village's police power and did not have the character of arbitrary fiat, and thus it was not unconstitutional.” (Submitted on May 21, 2019.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 91 times this year. Last updated on August 2, 2021. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 25, 2023