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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Cuyahoga County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Cuyahoga County, OH (190) Geauga County, OH (30) Lake County, OH (45) Lorain County, OH (43) Medina County, OH (18) Portage County, OH (32) Summit County, OH (104)  CuyahogaCounty(190) Cuyahoga County (190)  GeaugaCounty(30) Geauga County (30)  LakeCounty(45) Lake County (45)  LorainCounty(43) Lorain County (43)  MedinaCounty(18) Medina County (18)  PortageCounty(32) Portage County (32)  SummitCounty(104) Summit County (104)
Adjacent to Cuyahoga County, Ohio
    Geauga County (30)
    Lake County (45)
    Lorain County (43)
    Medina County (18)
    Portage County (32)
    Summit County (104)
 
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1Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Bay Village — 28-18 — Calhoon Memorial Park
Joseph Calhoon brought his family from Vergennes, Vermont, to Dover Township in 1810, and they established themselves as the first permanent settlers in what would become Bay Village, Ohio. The Calhoon house, called Rose Hill, was built in 1818 and . . . Map (db m134283) HM
2Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Bay Village — 28-18 — Calhoon Memorial Park
Joseph Calhoon brought his family from Vergennes, Vermont, to Dover Township in 1810, and they established themselves as the first permanent settlers in what would become Bay Village, Ohio. The Calhoon house, called Rose Hill, was built in 1818 and . . . Map (db m134288) HM
3Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Bay Village — 135-18 — Dover Lake Shore Methodist Episcopal Church
Elizabeth Tyron Sadler started the Methodist Episcopal Church in North Dover Township in June 1827, on land owned by her father-in-law Christopher Sadler. Charter members were the Rev. Eliphalet and Mrs. Margaret Johnson and their daughter . . . Map (db m134266) HM
4Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Bay Village — 26-18 — Lakeside Cemetery
Laid out in 1814, Lakeside Cemetery became the first public burying ground in Dover Township, an area that now includes Bay Village, Westlake, and the northern portion of North Olmsted. Reuben Osborn 1778-1860) arrived in Dover on October 10, . . . Map (db m134277) HM
5Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Beachwood — David Berger Memorial — The David Berger National Memorial —
A monument in the memory of David Berger stands as both a reminder of violence, and a hope that man will one day overcome violence. The Olympic emblem of five inter-locking rings has been broken to symbolize the stopping of the ’72 games, but there . . . Map (db m61648) HM
6Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Bedford — 84-18 — Bedford Historic Business District
The town of Bedford was settled in 1837. Early residents, Hezekiah and Clarissa Dunham donated the land that serves as Bedford Public Square. The Dunhams built one of the area's first homes in 1852, which stands at 729 Broadway with the letters H & . . . Map (db m137162) HM
7Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Bedford Heights — 129-18 — Kol Israel Foundation Holocaust Memorial
On May 28, 1961, the Kol Israel Foundation, a Cleveland organization of Holocaust survivors, dedicated this monument in remembrance of the attempted genocide against the Jewish people by Nazi Germany during World War II. The monument is . . . Map (db m137158) HM
8Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Berea — 93-18 — Adams Street Cemetery
Known as the “village Cemetery,” this was Berea’s main burial ground from 1834 to the 1880s. However, in 1886, the Cleveland Stone Co. purchased quarries adjacent to the cemetery, where Coe Lake is today. Quarrying had already . . . Map (db m134166) HM
9Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Berea — 61-18 — Baldwin University
In 1845, Baldwin Institute, one of the first schools in the area open to all students regardless of gender, race, or creed, was chartered. The wealth generated by the sandstone and grindstone industries of Berea allowed John Baldwin to found the . . . Map (db m3536) HM
10Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Berea — 18-18 — Berea District Seven School
A find example of the district school building common to Ohio int he early years of the twentieth century. This two-room, red-brick schoolhouse was completed in 1913. Accommodating elementary school children in east Berea and adjacent areas of . . . Map (db m3532) HM
11Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Berea — 16-18 — Berea Sandstone Quarries
For more than ninety years, this area was the heart and soul of Berea's sandstone quarries. In the early 1830s, John Baldwin discovered that the area's sandstone deposits made superb grindstones and building stones. in the 1840s, thriving sandstone . . . Map (db m5516) HM
12Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Berea — 43-18 — Berea Union Depot
Ohio from the time of its construction in 1876 until its closing in 1958, is an unusual, but well-designed example of Victorian Gothic Architecture. With the development of an expanding stone quarry industry in the area, Berea and its railroad . . . Map (db m997) HM
13Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Berea — 18-82 — First Congregational United Church of Christ of Berea
Seven original members, who were staunch abolitionists, organized the First Congregational Church of Berea in the nearby Union School House on June 9, 1855. These members publicly articulated opposition to slavery and their desire for a church with . . . Map (db m3539) HM
14Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Berea — 23-18 — Lyceum Square
On this site the Lyceum Village and the Berea Seminary were established in 1837 by John Baldwin, Jame Giruth, Henry O. Sheldon, and Josiah Holbrook. Their vision was to create the first in a connected series of Lyceum Villages. The Villages were . . . Map (db m3538) HM
15Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Berea — 122-18 — Ogilvy Chapel of St. Thomas Episcopal Church
This “little gem of a stone church,” built and dedicated in 1893, is constructed of locally quarried, rusticated Berea sandstone blocks. A Celtic cross at the top of the west wall represented the areas of Great Britain from which . . . Map (db m134169) HM
16Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Berea — 16-18 — The “Big Quarry”
The photograph looks north to the buildings on East Bridge Street, which constituted the northern boundary of Berea’s sandstone quarries around 1895. The photographer stood approximately where you are standing. “Gradually the water came, . . . Map (db m3548) HM
17Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Berea — 42-18 — The Ark
The ARK in Berea is the first structure in Cuyahoga County to incorporate sustainable building concepts from the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Hand built in 1994 as a work of art by environmental artists David and Renate Jakupca, it is a . . . Map (db m23221) HM
18Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Berea — 20-18 — The Berea Triangle
The Triangle, one of the most historic places in Berea, has been the center of the city’s civic life since the mid-19th century. Just beneath lie the solid layers of the famous Berea Sandstone that brought prosperity to Berea durign its early years. . . . Map (db m53428) HM
19Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Breksville — 108-18 — The Ahola Corporation
The Aloha Corporation is the world’s longest continuously operating family-focused payroll service provider. It was founded in 1967 by computer programmer Chet Ahola, known at the time as a “computer” (not a machine, but a person who . . . Map (db m137183) HM
20Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Broadview Heights — 92-18 — Brecksville Township’s First Settler
In 1811, Colonel John Breck sent Seth Paine to survey a new township of the Western Reserve. Travelling from Massachusetts, the Paine family journeyed by wagon pulled by a team of oxen, a trip that took them forty-two days. For his . . . Map (db m137187) HM
21Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Brook Park — John J. DonnellyRocky River Nature Center — Cleveland Metroparks —
The John J. Donnelly Rocky River nature center is designated to commemorate the distinguished service of the honorable John J. Donnelly to Cleveland Metro parks. During his 17-year tenure (1991-2008) as Senior Probate Judge of Cuyahoga County, Judge . . . Map (db m31738) HM
22Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Chagrin Falls — 35-18 — The Chagrin River's "High Falls"
The Chagrin River was named for Francois Seguin, a Frenchman who traded with Native Americans in Northeast Ohio circa 1742. The "High Falls" of the Chagrin River primarily attracted settlers from New England (circa 1833) seeking a location with . . . Map (db m103458) HM
23Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Chagrin Falls — 56-18 — The Cleveland Grand Prix
In July 25, 1965, near 10,000 spectators traveled to the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field to witness the first-ever North American horse show jumping grand prix — the Cleveland Grand Prix. The event gave birth to the multi- million-dollar sport . . . Map (db m103457) HM
24Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 55-18 — 'Abdu'l-Bahá and the Bahá'í Faith
'Abdu'l-Bahá (1844-1921) visited Cleveland on His historic journeys to Europe and North America to proclaim the message of His Father, Bahá'u'liáh, Prophet-Founder of the Bahá'í Faith. Together they suffered 40 years of imprisonment and exile, which . . . Map (db m17950) HM
25Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Adella Prentiss Hughes1869-1950
Sponsored Cleveland performances by the world's best musicians beginning in 1901. Founded the Musical Arts Association in 1915 and the Cleveland Orchestra in 1918.Map (db m12109) HM
26Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Alexander Winton1860-1932
Automobile entrepeneur. He founded the Winton Motor Carriage Company which sold the first standard model American-made gasoline powered automobile in 1898. It had 2 cylinders and 10 horse power and sold for $1,000. He produced the first American . . . Map (db m11930) HM
27Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Alexis de Tocqueville
. . . Map (db m17904) HM
28Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Andrew J. Rickoff / Charles Edward Adams
Andrew J. Rickoff, Educator, Administrator, Innovator. The Cleveland Public School Board recognized one of its first superintendents by naming one of its elementary schools in his honor. Andrew Jackson Rickoff (1824-1899) was born in New . . . Map (db m137061) HM
29Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Arch C. Klumph
June 6, 1869 June 3, 1951 1911 - Founding member, Cleveland Rotary Club 1913 - President, Cleveland Rotary Club 1914-15 - Director, International Assn. of Rotary Clubs 1916-17 - 6th President, Rotary International A business, civic, . . . Map (db m18037) HM
30Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Benjamin Rose1828-1908
Briton, industrialist and philanthropist who came to Cleveland in 1848. Formed the Cleveland Provision Company in 1875, Cleveland's largest meat packer. Pioneered meat shipping using refrigerated cars. Built the Rose Building, E. 9th and Prospect, . . . Map (db m12116) HM
31Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 46-18 — Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll
When radio station WJW disc jockey Alan Freed (1921-1965) used the term "rock and roll" to describe the uptempo black rhythm and blues records he played beginning in 1951, he named a new genre of popular music that appealed to audiences on both . . . Map (db m17955) HM
32Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Broadway / Slavic Village
North and South Broadway were originally part of Newburgh Township, organized in 1814 as one of the earliest settlements in Cuyahoga County. The contruction of the Ohio & Erie Canal and later railroads led to industrial and commercial growth, . . . Map (db m21073) HM
33Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 111-18 — Brookside Stadium
For more than 120 years, the natural amphitheater of Brookside Stadium has been a place of recreation for visitors to enjoy community events, festivals, and even a concert by John Philip Sousa. Engineered by William Stinchcomb, chief architect of . . . Map (db m136900) HM
34Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Burial Place of James A. Garfield
Twentieth President of the United States. Born November 18, 1831 Died September 19, 1881.Map (db m167375) HM
35Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 74-70 — Camp Cleveland
Opened in July 1862, the 35 1/2-acre site here in Brooklyn Township's University Heights served as the largest Civil War army camp of rendezvous, organization, and training in northeast Ohio. It was bordered by Hershel (now West 5th) and University . . . Map (db m17949) HM
36Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Carl B. Stokes1927-1996
First African American mayor of a major metropolitan area from 1967-1971 after serving in the Ohio House for six years. Elected municipal judge in 1983, appointed U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Seychelles in 1994, first black anchor to . . . Map (db m12108) HM
37Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 33-18 — Cataract Falls
Formed by erosion of Cleveland shale and cascading 48 feet, making it the tallest waterfall in the county, the Cataract Falls of Mill Creek powered the gristmill and sawmill built by William Wheeler Williams and Major Wyatt in 1799. The mills, . . . Map (db m21071) HM
38Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 59-18 — Charles Waddell Chesnutt
Charles Waddell Chesnutt was born in Cleveland on June 30, 1858 and died November 15, 1932. He has been called "The pioneer of the color line" and was an author, crusader for racial and social justice, humanitarian, and forerunner of the Harlem . . . Map (db m168914) HM
39Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Chief Joc-O-Sot(The Walking Bear)
Distinguished Indian chief Brave in war ... valiant in peace Algonquin Nation ... Osaukee Tribe Bear Clan Born Saukeenuk, IA, 1810 Died Cleveland, 1844 After the Black Hawk War where Joc-O-Sot received the wound that finally caused . . . Map (db m17900) HM
40Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 37-18 — Cleveland Grays
The Cleveland Grays were organized by statute in 1837 as an independent volunteer militia company. The Grays were the first company to leave Cleveland for service during the Civil War. In April 1861, they were designated Company E, 1st Ohio . . . Map (db m17902) HM
41Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 32-18 — Cleveland Theater District
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 . . . Map (db m17951) HM
42Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Colonel Charles Young1864-1922
Colonel Charles Young, cavalryman, military intelligence officer, Huachuca commander, and paragon of honor. An American Legend Charles Young was the third black graduate of the United States Military Academy, class of 1889. Young enjoyed a . . . Map (db m17236) HM
43Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Com. Oliver Hazard Perry
Oliver Hazard Perry was only 27 when named commander of the Lake Erie Fleet. His combination of determination and tactical brilliance won him acclaim at home and the lasting respect of the British. "More than any other battle of the time," wrote . . . Map (db m17868) HM
44Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 81-18 — Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
This monument, dedicated July 4, 1894, honors Cuyahoga County men and women, who performed military and patriotic duties during the Civil War (1861-1865). William J. Gleason (1846-1905), army veteran and local businessman, proposed its creation in . . . Map (db m17862) HM
45Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Dear General, We have met the enemy and they are ours
Dear General, We have met the enemy and they are ours. Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop. British Naval cannon captured by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's fleet during the Battle of Lake Erie at Put In Bay, Ohio, September 10th . . . Map (db m18039) HM
46Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 65-18 — Detective Martin J. McFadden
On October 31, 1963, the actions of Cleveland Police Detective Martin J. McFadden led to a new legal standard allowing police officers in the United States to stop and frisk suspicious persons prior to committing a crime. On that day McFadden had . . . Map (db m17952) HM
47Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 17-18 — Dunham Tavern
Dunham Tavern is the oldest building still standing on its original site in the City of Cleveland. Once a stagecoach stop on the old Buffalo-Cleveland-Detroit road (modern Euclid Avenue), the tavern dates from 1824. The structure was built by Rufus . . . Map (db m11818) HM
48Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 90-18 — Erie Street Cemetery
Side A In 1826, when Cleveland's first cemetery closed, Cleveland village trustees paid Leonard Case Sr. one dollar for eight acres of land and dedicated it as the Erie Street Cemetery. Built on what became prime property, the cemetery . . . Map (db m102722) HM
49Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Ernest R. Ball1878-1927
The composer of "When Irish Eyes are Smiling", "Mother Machree", "A Little Bit of Heaven" and hundreds of other songs well known today. He also wrote musical scores for Broadway shows.Map (db m12119) HM
50Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 68-18 — Federation of India Community Association
In 1962, Asian Indian students of Case Western Reserve University started India Association of Cleveland (IAC). In 1967, IAC started a newspaper "LOTUS," regarded as the first such Asian Indian community newspapers in the United States. In 1978, IAC . . . Map (db m6946) HM
51Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Fields of IdealsA School With A Viewpoint
Side A The home of Horatio Cyrus and Martha Cozad Ford stood near this corner. According to interviews conducted in the 1890s, it was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Of New England background, Horatio brought a set of ideals that made . . . Map (db m140135) HM
52Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 40-18 — Frances Payne Bolton
Frances Payne Bolton (1885-1977) was the first woman from Ohio to serve in the United States Congress. Elected in 1940 to complete the term of her late husband, Chester C. Bolton, Mrs. Bolton represented the 22nd District for 28 years. Her life long . . . Map (db m11927) HM
53Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 60-18 — Garrett A. Morgan
Garrett Augustus Morgan was an African American businessman and prolific inventor of devices that made people's lives safer and more convenient. Born on March 4, 1877 in Claysville, the Black segregated section of Paris, Kentucky, Morgan migrated . . . Map (db m17895) HM
54Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Henry A. Sherwin1842-1916
Founded the Sherwin-Williams Company, the world's largest paint and sulfa drug base manufacturer in 1866. The company developed reliable ready mixed paint in 1880, the paint roller in 1944 and washable latex paint in 1950.Map (db m12095) HM
55Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 47-18 — Home of Superman
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two Glenville High School students imbued with imagination and talent and passion for science fiction and comics, had dream become reality in 1932. They created Superman, the first of the superheroes ever to see print. . . . Map (db m18238) HM
56Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Honoring the Memory of O.P. and M.J. Van Sweringen
Whose vision, courage, and deep appreciation of building well for tomorrow brought about the creation of Shaker Heights in 1911 and the development of Shaker Square in 1929. Erected October 6, 1961, by the Shaker Square Association upon the . . . Map (db m17814) HM
57Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — In Memory of the Teachers and Children Who Lost Their Lives in the Collinwood School Fire
Teachers and Pupils who lost their lives in the Collinwood School Fire, March 4, 1908 Teachers: Grace Fiske, Katherine Weiler Pupils: Ila Adams, Irene Apari, Adelbert Baldwin, Luretta Baldwin, Glenn Barber, Clayton Bell, George Blurm, Floy . . . Map (db m60759) HM
58Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — In Memory of Those Whose Bodies Were Moved From Ontario Street Cemetry to Erie Street Cemetery1826
Name - Age - Date of Death - Grave* Trumble - 32 - Oct. 1813 - 1st Deming Brainard - 25 - Aug. 28, 1824 - 2nd Unknown - - - 3rd Horace Pitkin - 20 - Dec. 20, 1822 - 4th Stephen Gilbert - 34 - Apr. 19, 1808 - 5th Adolphus Spafford - 16 - . . . Map (db m18036) HM
59Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Industrial River Valley
(left column:) The first Cleveland settlers initially settled near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in the present-day Flats, but moved to higher ground to the current site of Downtown Cleveland due to flooding and weather conditions . . . Map (db m147878) HM
60Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Irish Famine MemorialCleveland Remembers “The Great Hunger” — An Gorta Mór — Ireland’s Potato Famine 1845–50. —
This memorial commemorates the passing of 150 years since the misery known as “The Great Hunger,” a carnage visited upon the Irish nation diminishing her population by millions. As a result of imposed political and economic structures, . . . Map (db m136975) HM
61Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 75-18 — James Mercer Langston Hughes
One of the most recognized figures of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902 and moved to Cleveland by the time he was in high school. An avid traveler, he credited his years at Central High School . . . Map (db m17648) HM
62Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Jeptha Wade1811-1890
Financier, philanthropist, founder of the Western Union telegraph company in 1856. First president of Lake View Cemetery Association in 1869, donated land to City of Cleveland for Wade Park and co-founded the Case School of Applied Science in 1880.Map (db m12110) HM
63Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Jim Brown / Carl Burton StokesRecord Setter / Trailblazer             — Mt. Pleasant Heritage Trail —
Jim Brown, Hall of Fame Athlete, Actor, Activist, Entrepreneur, Motivator. As a professional football player Jim Brown has been called the “G.O.A.T.,” The Greatest of All Time. He was born James Nathaniel Brown February 17, 1936 in . . . Map (db m137059) HM
64Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 38-18 — John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937 / The Standard Oil Company
John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937. Born at Richford, New York, John D. Rockefeller moved to the Cleveland area with his family at age 14. He began his business career as a bookkeeper in 1855. From modest beginnings he became one of the richest . . . Map (db m17907) HM
65Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — John T. Corrigan
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, 1923. Son of Irish immigrants, one of six children. Known as “John T,” he and his wife Virginia had six children. Graduated St. Ignatius H.S., John Carroll University and Case Western Reserve University . . . Map (db m137034) HM
66Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 7-18 — John W. Heisman Birth Site
Here was born (October 3, 1869) the man after whom the Heisman Football Trophy is named. The College Football Hall of Fame enshrines him as superior coach. Important pioneer game innovator. Father of: forward pass; center snap; interference on end . . . Map (db m17908) HM
67Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Joseph Carabelli1850-1911
Sculptor, state legislator, founder of the Lake View Granite and Monumental Works in 1879. Called the "Father of Little Italy". He helped found the Alta House. While in the Ohio House of Representatives authored the bill making Columbus Day a legal . . . Map (db m12107) HM
68Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 44-18 — Journalist Dorothy Fuldheim
One of America's most admired women, pioneer television newscaster Dorothy Snell Fuldheim (1893-1989) began her career as a lecturer in the 1920s and entered broadcasting with a biographical series on WTAM radio in Cleveland. In 1947, Fuldheim . . . Map (db m17897) HM
69Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 57-18 — Karamu House
Karamu House, Incorporated was established in 1915 as the Playhouse Settlement, one of Cleveland's many settlement houses for migrant and immigrant communities. Initiated by the Men's Club of the Second Presbyterian Church, in 1915 Oberlin College . . . Map (db m17771) HM
70Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — L. Pearl MitchellAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. — Alpha Omega Chapter —
Elected third national president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. First Greek letter sorority for African-American Women. Initiated into Zeta Chapter at Wilberforce University. Held membership for more than 50 years in Alpha Kappa Alpha. . . . Map (db m11931) HM
71Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 13-18 — League Park
League Park opened on May 1, 1891, with the legendary Cy Young pitching for the Cleveland Spiders in their win over the Cincinnati Redlegs. The park remained the home of Cleveland's professional baseball and football teams until 1946. In 1920 the . . . Map (db m17770) HM
72Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 133-18 — LGBT Civil Rights Movement
This block of W 29th Street was home to Cleveland’s vibrant LGBT community and central to the development of the modern LGBT civil rights movement. In 1988, the Striebinger Building, at 1418 W. 29th, housed Cleveland’s Lesbian-Gay Community . . . Map (db m136926) HM
73Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 109-18 — Market Square
Market Square, home to the Pearl Street Market, was located on the corner of Pearl and Lorain Streets (now West 25th St. and Lorain Ave.) in what was then known as the City of Ohio. The land that Market Square occupies was donated by local . . . Map (db m136944) HM
74Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Michelson-Morley Experiment
Near this spot, in July 1887, Dr. Albert A. Michelson of Case and Dr. Edward W. Morley of Western Reserve University conducted the world-famous Michelson-Morley experiment, one of the outstanding scientific achievements of the 19th century and a . . . Map (db m11849) HM
75Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 39-18 — Moses Cleaveland’s “Capital Town”
In July 1796, the first survey party for the Connecticut Land Company, led by General Moses Cleaveland (1754–1806), landed on the shore of Lake Erie near present-day Ashtabula to lay out the lands of the Connecticut Western Reserve. On July 22 . . . Map (db m136951) HM
76Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Navy Bicentennial1775 - 1975
In conjunction with the 200th year of the United States Navy, the Cleveland Navy Commands commemorate the Battle of Lake Erie as the most significant naval event to ensure the northern boundary of the United States on the eastern Great Lakes. It was . . . Map (db m18038) HM
77Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Near this site Fort Huntington was Erected
Near this site Fort Huntington was erected by Captain Stanton Sholes' Company May, 1813. On June 19, 1813, a part of the British flee appeared off the fort but was driven away by a storm and no attack made. General William Henry Harrison and staff . . . Map (db m17869) HM
78Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Ohio and Erie Canal
At this site was lock 44, the north terminus of the Ohio and Erie Canal from 1829 to 1872. Lock 44 as the outlet of the canal into the Cuyahoga River and the first stop in the transportation system which linked the Great Lakes with the Ohio River . . . Map (db m17906) HM
79Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 97-18 — Ohio City / Monroe Street Cemetery
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 . . . Map (db m136930) HM
80Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Ohio State Bar Association1880-1980
On this side, then known as Case Hall, the first meeting of the Ohio State Bar Association was held July 8, 1880. Dedicated May 21, 1980Map (db m17860) HM
81Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Old Dunham Tavern GardenOriginally designed in 1937 by A. Donald Gray
. . . Map (db m17957) HM
82Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 121-18 — Puritas Springs Park / The Cyclone Roller Coaster
Puritas Mineral Spring Company bottled and sold mineral water from the natural springs in the area. In 1894, the Cleveland and Berea Street Railway bought Puritas Springs and expanded the area into a picnic grove with a dance hall and pavilion . . . Map (db m136820) HM
83Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Raymond J. "Chappie" Chapman1891-1920
Cleveland Indians shortstop killed by a ball thrown by Yankee pitcher Carl Mays at the New York Polo Grounds. He is the only major league player killed by a pitched ball. Fans paid for his monument with nickles and dimes.Map (db m12120) HM
84Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 75-18 — Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd
Isaac Campbell Kidd, Sr. was born in Cleveland in 1884. He entered the United States Naval Academy in 1902 and dedicated his life to the Navy. While an ensign, he sailed around the world with the "Great White Fleet" from 1907 to 1909. During the . . . Map (db m172966) HM
85Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Rufus Dunham(1792-1862)
Freemason, public official, Whig Party activist. Well-known as the genial proprietor of Dunham's Tavern, a popular stagecoach stop on the Buffalo Road (Euclid Avenue) midway between Doan's Corner (East 105th Street) and Public Square. The tavern, . . . Map (db m12106) HM
86Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 130-18 — Saint Ignatius High School
In 1886, Bishop Richard Gilmour (1824-1891) of the Roman Catholic diocese of Cleveland requested that the Jesuit superior of Buffalo establish a high school on Cleveland’s west side. The Jesuits, an order of the Roman Catholic Church founded by . . . Map (db m136938) HM
87Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 76-18 — Sarah Benedict House
The Sarah Benedict House is a rare survivor of the once fashionable Upper Prospect neighborhood that included "Millionaires Row" on adjacent Euclid Avenue. Sarah Rathbone Benedict had this Queen Anne-inspired house built in 1883, when she was 68, . . . Map (db m11821) HM
88Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Shaker Gate PostPeriod 1830
This is one of several stone gate posts which stood before the buildings of the Middle Family of Shakers near what is now Shaker Boulevard and Lee Road. The post was found under an old cherry tree at that site. Placed in Shaker Square October 22, . . . Map (db m17818) HM
89Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Shaker Gristmill Site
In 1844 the Shakers of North Union, Ohio, built a five-story gristmill on the north side of the Doan Brook Ravine adjacent to this marker. Water from the dam at the west end of the Lower Shaker Lake powered the mill. For many years it served the . . . Map (db m11826) HM
90Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Shaker Mill StonePeriod 1837
Found at the site of the Shaker saw mill foundations on Coventry Road adjacent to Shaker Lake. The saw mill, destroyed by fire, was converted to grain milling in 1886 using this stone from the original Shaker grist mill. Placed in Shaker Square . . . Map (db m11848) HM
91Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Shaker Square
Shaker Square, the nation's second oldest planned shopping center was originally developed by the Van Sweringen brothers and opened for business in October, 1929. Currently owned and operated by Shaker Square Ltd., this center was patterned after . . . Map (db m17822) HM
92Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Site of the Home of the Poet Harold Hart Crane1899 - 1932
[The marker is primarily pictorial in nature, with an image of the house Crane lived in carved into the stone] 1709 E. 115 St., Cleveland, OMap (db m11845) HM
93Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — St. John’s Episcopal ChurchThe Underground Railroad
Side A Called “Station Hope” by many freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad, St. John’s was one of their final stops. Though aiding freedom seekers was a crime and often could not be described in public documents, Sheila T. . . . Map (db m140134) HM
94Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 131-18 — Terry v. Ohio
This nation’s landmark case on the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures began in Cuyahoga County. In 1967, for the first time in history, African-Americans both argued and heard a case at the . . . Map (db m137036) HM
95Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 1-18 — The ArcadeAn Historic Landmark in Architecture — Built 1890 —
Designed by John M. Eisemann and George H. Smith as a big city mercantile center. The five-story galleries connect the ten story towers facing the city's two main thoroughfares. Of unique architectural design and of daring construction, its exterior . . . Map (db m17857) HM
96Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 72-18 — The Burnham MallThe Group Plan of 1903
In August 1903, architects Daniel H. Burnham, John M. Carrére, and Arnold W. Brunner presented Mayor Tom L. Johnson and the City of Cleveland a plan that epitomized the City Beautiful Movement in America. The Group Plan envisioned a grand landscaped . . . Map (db m17954) HM
97Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — The Cleveland Skyline
(left:) The Van Sweringen brothers' development of the Cleveland Union Terminal and its crown, Terminal Tower, focused rail traffic to a hub in downtown Cleveland. This development is evidence of the importance of rail . . . Map (db m156648) HM
98Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 87-18 — The Cozad-Bates House / Anti-Slavery and Abolition
The Cozad-Bates House is one of the oldest remaining structures in Cleveland's University Circle. The original section, built circa 1853, is the only pre-Civil War residential structure left in the neighborhood. Built by Samuel and Jane Cozad's son, . . . Map (db m11850) HM
99Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — The History of Hough (1799-1979)
Oliver and Eliza Hough settled in the area now known as Hough in 1799. Upon their death in 1866, the land was rendered to the residents of the community has has been heretofore known as the Hough area. Unknowingly to the Hough's that spirit of . . . Map (db m18043) HM
100Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 79-18 — The Ohio AFL-CIO
Following the national merger of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1955, more than 2,000 labor delegates representing one million union members convened at the Cleveland Public Auditorium . . . Map (db m17953) HM

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