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

University Circle

 
 
University Circle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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
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is unique for its concentration of diverse organizations.
 
Erected 2000 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, University Circle Incorporated, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 19-18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsEducationRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
 
Location. 41° 30.615′ N, 81° 36.736′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. It is in University Circle. Marker is on Wade Oval near Jeptha Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Waddell Chesnutt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fields of Ideals (approx. 0.4 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); a different marker also named The Michelson-Morley Experiment
University Circle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 21, 2009
2. University Circle Marker
(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. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
University Circle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 21, 2009
3. University Circle Marker
The Cleveland Museum of Art can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,166 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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