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

Bain Park Cabin

 
 
Bain Park Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kate McNeece
1. Bain Park Cabin Marker
Inscription. Envisioned by Fairview Village Mayor, David R. Bain, this community center was originally completed in 1937 as a project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a Depression-era work relief program initiated by the Federal Government in 1935. A fire destroyed the original log cabin on December 14, 1937, just four days before the planned dedication. With the support of the community, Mayor Bain turned again to the WPA for funding and labor to rebuild the structure. This cabin, constructed of bricks on the original foundation, features an 8'x12' mural painted by artists of the WPA's Federal Art Project and which depicts Fairview's history through the 1930s. The new cabin was dedicated on January 15, 1940, and was named in honor of Mayor Bain in 1957, four years after his death.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company,The Fairview Park Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 24-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 41° 26.413′ N, 81° 51.194′ W. Marker is in Fairview Park, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is
Bain Park Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kate McNeece
2. Bain Park Cabin Marker
at the intersection of West 210th Street and North Park Drive on West 210th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21077 North Park Drive, Cleveland OH 44126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockport Cemetery of Pioneer Days (approx. 1.2 miles away); Joseph Peake's Farm (approx. 1.9 miles away); Parker Ranch (approx. 2.1 miles away); Coe Ridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); John J. Donnelly (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of Colonel John Bradstreet's Disaster (approx. 2.9 miles away); Detroit Avenue Bridge (approx. 3.1 miles away); Butternut Ridge Cemetery 1835 (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Bain Cabin mural emblematic of WPA artistic projects. (Submitted on March 7, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Bain Park Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Kate McNeece
3. Bain Park Cabin
Cleveland Clay League certification tile image. Click for full size.
By Kate McNeece
4. Cleveland Clay League certification tile
On the front west corner of the building.
WPA Mural inside Bain Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Kate McNeece, June 10, 2010
5. WPA Mural inside Bain Cabin
This mural was most painted during the Great Depression by WPA artists. Designed by Earl Neff and painted by Michael Rozdilsky, it shows significant events in the history of Fairview Park including the burning of the first Bain Cabin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2008, by Kate McNeece of Fairview Park, Ohio. This page has been viewed 4,547 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2008, by Kate McNeece of Fairview Park, Ohio.   5. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Kate McNeece of Fairview Park, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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