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

East Family

North Union Society of Shakers

 

—December 3, 1837 - September 23, 1872 —

 
East Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, August 18, 2008
1. East Family Marker
Inscription. This site marks the location of the main dwelling of the East or Gathering Family established for the expressed purpose of gathering souls "out of the world". Here the new converts were "proved awhile" until they convinced the elders and eldresses of the sincerity and purity of their motives.

This tablet erected September 29, 1950.

The Shaker Historical Society
 
Erected 1950 by the Shaker Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 28.549′ N, 81° 33.158′ W. Marker is in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Fontenay Road 0.2 miles south of Shaker Boulevard (Ohio Route 87), in the median. Touch for map. The marker is on an island in the middle of the road, commemorating where the house once stood, before the land was developed by the Van Sweringen brothers in the 1910s and 1920s. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Horseshoe Lake (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shaker Gate Posts (approx. ¾ mile away); Site of Center Family (approx. ¾ mile away); Jacob Russell (approx. ¾ mile away); This Tablet Marks the Final Resting Place of the Shakers of the North Union Society
Historic Site Sign image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, August 18, 2008
2. Historic Site Sign
This adjacent sign commemorates the preservation of this small bit of land as a historic site, in 1972
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Warrensville West Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Van Sweringen Demonstration House (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Van Sweringen Demonstration House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shaker Heights.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
Marker and the surrounding neighborhood image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, August 18, 2008
3. Marker and the surrounding neighborhood
Fontenay Road home, as seen from East Family Marker image. Click for full size.
2010
4. Fontenay Road home, as seen from East Family Marker
In the Shaker Village Historic District.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4. submitted on January 31, 2012.
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