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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Ignatius High School (about 700 feet away, measured Market Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); LGBT Civil Rights Movement (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ohio City / Monroe Street Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to Monroe Street Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Irish Famine Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); The Cleveland Skyline (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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. (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Entry on Heisman in the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. (Submitted on April 20, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
3. Article about replacement marker installed at correct address of birth site. A new marker, with same marker #, has been installed at the correct address, some 2000 feet west of this marker's location and on other side of street. (Submitted on April 26, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,570 times since then and 66 times this year. It 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. 7. submitted on November 24, 2018, by Carol Rauch of Berea, Cuyahoga.