“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Cleveland Theater District

Cleveland Theater District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
1. Cleveland Theater District Marker
Inscription. The Theater District, bound by Chester Avenue, Prospect Avenue, East 18th, East 9th and East 12th Streets, came into being at the turn of the 20th century, when Cleveland emerged as a thriving metropolis. Built between 1890-1928, the area hosted a variety of fine retail stores, theaters, prestigious clubs, restaurants, and distinct office buildings. The rise of television and flight to the suburbs sent downtown entertainment into a death spiral, until a 1970 grass roots effort saved from demolition the surviving post-World War I theaters (the State, Ohio, Hanna, Allen, and Palace), making it the "world's largest theater restoration project." It became a catalyst for reinvestment in downtown properties, restoring civic pride and giving testimonial to the creative vision of the city's civic leaders and citizenry. By the year 2000, Cleveland's Theater District boasted the nation's 2nd largest performing arts center.
Erected 2002 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, Cleveland Theater District Development Corp., Garden Club of Cleveland, Shaker Garden Club, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 32-18.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Cleveland Theater District image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
2. Cleveland Theater District
41° 30.046′ N, 81° 40.936′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Euclid Avenue (U.S. 20) and East 14th Street, on the right when traveling east on Euclid Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44115, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 'Abdu'l-Bahá and the Bahá'í Faith (within shouting distance of this marker); Detective Martin J. McFadden (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleveland Grays (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Those Whose Bodies Were Moved From Ontario Street Cemetry to Erie Street Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Joc-O-Sot (approx. ¼ mile away); Unknown Early Settlers (approx. ¼ mile away); Erie Street Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); The Arcade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, Music
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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