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Ohio City / Monroe Street Cemetery

 
 
Ohio City side of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
1. Ohio City side of marker
Inscription.  Ohio City was originally part of Brooklyn Township, which was founded by Richard Lord and Josiah Barber in 1818. The township population increased rapidly with the completion of the Ohio Canal in 1832. The “City of Ohio” became an independent, incorporated and municipality on March 3, 1836, two days before Cleveland, and remained so until June 5, 1854, when it was annexed to Cleveland. Barber was the first Mayor of Ohio City and Lord served as Mayor in 1843. Historic borders of the city were Lake Erie on the north, the Cuyahoga River on the east, Walworth Run (Train Avenue) on the south, and West 58th Street on the west. Ohio City became well known for shipbuilding and the manufacturing of iron products such as steam engines and locomotives.

In January 1836, Barber and Lord sold a six-acre parcel for $160 that was to be used “forever as a public burying ground.” When Ohio City incorporated, the township cemetery became the city cemetery. Ohio City’s council established the cemetery’s rules and regulations, appointed a sexton, arranged for the ground to be platted, and purchased a hearse. After
Monroe Street Cemetery side of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
2. Monroe Street Cemetery side of marker
annexation by Cleveland, the cemetery became known as “the west side cemetery” and, later, the Monroe Street Cemetery. Under Cleveland’s charge, the cemetery was landscaped, protected by patrolmen, and fenced to keep out wandering hogs. Until the late 1890s, Monroe Street was the only public cemetery on Cleveland’s west side. Architect Joseph Ireland designed the cemetery’s Gothic Revival gateway arch (1874). Architect Walter Blythe designed the cemetery’s gatehouse, also in the Gothic Revival style (1876).
 
Erected 2010 by Monroe Street Cemetery Foundation and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 97-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 28.731′ N, 81° 42.39′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Avenue and West 32nd Street, on the left when traveling west on Monroe 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Monroe Street Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Saint Ignatius High School (approx. ¼ mile away); John W. Heisman Birth Site
Monroe Street Cemetery Entrance Arch image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
3. Monroe Street Cemetery Entrance Arch
Architect Joseph Ireland designed the cemetery’s Gothic Revival gateway arch (1874). The gatehouse is behind it on the right. The historical marker is just our of frame on the left, inside the fence line.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Market Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); LGBT Civil Rights Movement (approx. ¾ mile away); St. John’s Episcopal Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Camp Cleveland (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Templin-Bradley Company (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
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Monroe Street Cemetery Gatehouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
4. Monroe Street Cemetery Gatehouse
Architect Walter Blythe designed the cemetery’s gatehouse, also in the Gothic Revival style. This view is from the marker.
Ohio City / Monroe Street Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
5. Ohio City / Monroe Street Cemetery Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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