“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Cuyahoga County, OH (283) Geauga County, OH (40) Lake County, OH (53) Lorain County, OH (72) Medina County, OH (44) Portage County, OH (35) Summit County, OH (146)  CuyahogaCounty(283) Cuyahoga County (283)  GeaugaCounty(40) Geauga County (40)  LakeCounty(53) Lake County (53)  LorainCounty(72) Lorain County (72)  MedinaCounty(44) Medina County (44)  PortageCounty(35) Portage County (35)  SummitCounty(146) Summit County (146)
Cleveland is the county seat for Cuyahoga County
Adjacent to Cuyahoga County, Ohio
      Geauga County (40)  
      Lake County (53)  
      Lorain County (72)  
      Medina County (44)  
      Portage County (35)  
      Summit County (146)  
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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
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7Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Bedford — Bedford Township HallBedford Historical Society Museum and Library — Built 1874-75 Exterior Restored 1965-66-67 —
The first floor of this building housed the Bedford Township administrative offices from 1875 until the Township was dissolved in 1951. The auditorium on the second floor was called the Opera House, and was the community's cultural, entertainment . . . Map (db m198228) HM
8Ohio, 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
9Ohio, 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
10Ohio, 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
11Ohio, 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
12Ohio, 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
13Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Berea — 43-18 — Berea Union Depot
The Berea Union Depot, a significant hub in the railroad activities of northeast 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 . . . Map (db m997) HM
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14Ohio, 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
15Ohio, 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
16Ohio, 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
17Ohio, 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
18Ohio, 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
19Ohio, 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
20Ohio, 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 computes) and . . . Map (db m137183) HM
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21Ohio, 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
22Ohio, 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
23Ohio, 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
24Ohio, 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
25Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Broadway - Slavic Village — 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
26Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Buckeye - Shaker — 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
27Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Buckeye - Shaker — 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
28Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Buckeye - Shaker — 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
29Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Buckeye - Shaker — 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
30Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Buckeye - Shaker — 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
31Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Central — 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 . . . Map (db m17236) HM
32Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Central — Help Six Chimneys, Inc.October 24, 2003
Help Foundation Inc. rehabilitated this landmark property in 1983 after Maxine Goodman Levin acquired the building in order to save and restore the property. Formerly known as the Bascogne Hotel, the building was constructed more than a century . . . Map (db m187493) HM
33Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Central — 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
34Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Central — Trinity Cathedral
Episcopal • Anglican National Register of Historic Places Cleveland Landmark Erected 1901-1907 Charles F. Schweinfurth ArchitectMap (db m192334) HM
35Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Central — 89-18 — Woodland Cemetery
[side A] Howard Daniels, who lived from 1815-1863, was a noted architect and landscape gardener. Over the course of his life, he designed six Ohio and New York cemeteries, including Woodland that began in 1852 when he laid out 20 of its 60 . . . Map (db m21002) HM
36Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Detroit - Shoreway — 114-18 — The Templin-Bradley CompanyPenny Packet Seeds
In 1907, the Templin-Bradley Company’s Children’s Flower Mission was developed in response to the Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program, supplying seed packets for 1 cent each — commonly referred to as Penny Packet Seeds. This . . . Map (db m136909) HM
37Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — CommerceDaniel Chester French — 1912 —
Marble: 12’ x 7½’ x 8’ Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) was born in Exeter, New Hampshire to an established New England Family. In 1866, French's father moved the family to Concord, Massachusetts, the intellectual capital of New England at the . . . Map (db m192575) HM
38Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — JurisprudenceDaniel Chester French — 1912 —
Marble: 12’ x 7½’ x 8’ Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) was born in Exeter, New Hampshire to an established New England Family. In 1866, French's father moved the family to Concord, Massachusetts, the intellectual capital of New England at the . . . Map (db m192577) HM
39Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 1920 World Series Champions
After several close calls, the Cleveland Indians reached the pinnacle of Major League Baseball success and claimed the franchise’s first World Series title. The season and team hit a low point when star shortstop Ray Chapman was struck and killed by . . . Map (db m191293) HM
40Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 1948 World Series Champions
After a 28-year draught, Cleveland saw its beloved tribe in the World Series again. A pitching staff featuring Bob Feller, Satchel Paige, Mike Garcia, Bob Lemon, and Gene Bearden helped the Indians finish the regular season at 97-58 and in a tie . . . Map (db m182265) HM
41Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 1954 American League Champions
The tribe managed to accumulate 111 wins (franchise record) in 1954. Finishing eight games ahead of the Yankees, the Indians were set to play the Giants of New York. The Indians featured three future Hall of Fame pitchers (Feller, Lemon, and Wynn) . . . Map (db m182268) HM
42Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 1995 American League Champions
After decades of dormancy, Cleveland was awakened by the Indians steamrolling to an A.L. Central Division Title, their first title in 41 years. Their record of 100-44 allowed them to win the division by a MLB record 30 games. Thrilling victories . . . Map (db m182281) HM
43Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 1997 American League Champions
Cleveland was rocking in 1997 when it hosted the All-Star Game. Hometown player Sandy Alomar captured the All-Star MVP award with what turned out to be a game winning two-run home run in the 7th inning. The team quickly erased the disappointment of . . . Map (db m182283) HM
44Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
45Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Abraham Lincoln
Statesman Patriot Beloved citizen of the United States of America Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we . . . Map (db m182169) HM WM
46Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Alexis de Tocqueville
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47Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — All-Star MVPJuly 8, 1997 — Greatest Moments in Progressive Field History —
Sandy Alomar Jr. thrills the Cleveland crowd and captures All-Star Game MVP honors, hitting the game-winning homer for the American League in front of hometown fans.Map (db m183850) HM
48Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Alomar Saves SeasonOctober 5, 1997 — Greatest Moments in Progressive Field History —
Facing elimination in 1997 ALDS, Sandy Alomar Jr. homers off New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera in the eighth inning of Game Four. Tribe goes on to win Games Four and Five to face Baltimore in the ALCS.Map (db m183866) HM
49Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
50Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Architectural Styles & ArchitectsWarehouse District Anthology
The interplay of local expertise versus national reputation, evident in the Warehouse District, played itself out in an adjacent area of Downtown. Daniel Burnham, commissioned by Samuel Mather to build the Western Reserve Building in 1891, was . . . Map (db m192487) HM
51Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
52Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Bob FellerPitcher — 1936-1941, 1945-1956 —
Greatest pitcher in Indians history. Tribe all-time leader in Wins (266), Strikeouts (2581), Starts, Complete Games, and Innings. “Rapid Robert” led A.L. in Wins six times and Strikeouts seven times. Set club single-season records for Strikeouts . . . Map (db m182401) HM
53Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Bob LemonPitcher — 1941-1942, 1946-1958 —
Conversion from position player to pitcher launched Hall of Fame Career. Seven-time 20-game winner led A.L. in wins three times (1950, ’54 & ’55). Trails only Bob Feller and Mel Harder in Club wins (207), starts (350), and innings pitched (2850). . . . Map (db m183801) HM
54Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Building Strong for Cleveland
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is tasked with federal navigation operation and maintenance of harbors in the United States. As part of this mission, the Buffalo District is responsible for annual channel maintenance and breakwater repair for . . . Map (db m192565) HM
55Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Carl B. StokesPublic Utilities Building — Rededicated November 3, 1995 —
The City of Cleveland rededicated this building on the Third Day of November, 1995, as the Carl B. Stokes Public Utilities Building. Mayor Stokes, the first African-American mayor of a major American city, served the city from 1967 to 1971. This . . . Map (db m182184) HM
56Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 148-18 — Carl Burton Stokes (1927-1996) / Cleveland's Mayor Stokes
Carl Burton Stokes (1927-1996). Carl Stokes was born in Cleveland on June 21, 1927. Recognized for his trailblazing service as a public official, Stokes is one of the few American politicians whose career spanned all three branches of state . . . Map (db m202302) HM
57Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Casimir PulaskiBrigadier General, U.S. — Marshal General, Poland — 1747-1779 —
Polish American patriot aided the colonists in their fight for liberty dying gloriously in the Battle of Savannah. Brandywine • Germantown • Valley Forge Egg Harbor • Charleston • SavannahMap (db m182200) HM WM
58Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
59Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Cleveland City Hall Centennial1916 - 2016
Dedicated to the service of the citizens of the City of Cleveland by Mayor Harry L. Davis July 4, 1916 Re-dedicated to the service of the citizens of the city of Cleveland by Mayor Frank G. JacksonMap (db m213378) HM
60Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
61Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
62Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
63Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry8-23-1785 to 8-23-1819 — Hero of Battle of Lake Erie —
On September 10, 1813, during the War of 1812, Oliver Hazard Perry commanded victory for US. Naval forces during the Battle of Lake Erie at Put-In-Bay, Ohio. The battle took place just 5 1/2 miles west of Cleveland. Many historians called the War . . . Map (db m213381) HM WM
64Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
65Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Daniel's Way
Daniel R. Thompson (1935-2004) was a Cleveland poet, civil rights activist, and advocate for the homeless. Thompson became known as the first ‘Poet Laureate’ for Cuyahoga County, Ohio in 1992. He presented his work at junkyards, jazz clubs, and . . . Map (db m182243) HM
66Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Dennis Donahue
In Memory of Dennis Donahue Beloved father, son, brother, & friend City of Cleveland Commissioner of the Division of Parking Facilities 1999-2005 Commissioner Donahue's passion for life was only matched by his dedication to his job and . . . Map (db m213418) HM
67Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
68Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Earl AverillOutfield — 1929-1939 —
The “Earl of Snohomish” was the third player to have number retired (#3) by Indians (1975). His 226 HRS w/Tribe was Club record until 1996. Six-time A.L. All-Star is all-time Tribe leader in Runs (1154), Triples (121), Total Bases (3200), RBI . . . Map (db m183789) HM
69Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Ejections Spark Game Two WinSeptember 30, 1998 — Greatest Moments in Progressive Field History —
ALDS Game Two starts with a bang when Tribe skipper Mike Hargrove and starter Doc Gooden are ejected in the first inning, sparking the Indians to a 9-5 victory over Boston to tie the series at one game apiece.Map (db m183896) HM
70Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
71Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Erie Street Cemetery Chapel Flooring Stones
You are standing on what remains of the flooring stones of the cemetery chapel (c 1880) that stood at this location. The building was razed in 1954 when it fell into disrepair and was no longer used for its original purpose.Map (db m192388) HM
72Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — First Division Title Since 1954September 8, 1995 — Greatest Moments in Progressive Field History —
Indians clinch first title since 1954 vs. Baltimore when Jim Thome catches the final out. Tribe goes on to post 100-44 record, winning A.L. Central by a Major League record of 30 games.Map (db m183834) HM
73Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Frank RobinsonManager — 1975-1977 —
Frank Robinson became the first African-American manager in major league baseball history on October 3, 1974 under the leadership and appointment by Indians Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ted Bonda and General Manager Phil . . . Map (db m183813) HM
74Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Gamaliel FentonBorn in Mansfield, Conn. — Jan. 31, 1763 —
. . . Map (db m192342) HM
75Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Giambi Dramatic HomerSeptember 24, 2013 — Greatest Moments in Progressive Field History —
After a pair of solo shots by the White Sox in the top half of the ninth erased a 3-2 lead, PH Jason Giambi hit a two-out, two-run walk-off HR in the ninth off Addison Reed to give Cleveland a thrilling 5-4 win over White Sox.Map (db m183915) HM
76Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Hardware IndustryWarehouse District Anthology
The decision to locate the northern terminus of the Ohio and Erie Canal on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland's Flats laid the groundwork for Cleveland's rise as an industrial powerhouse. The calling card for what would become the large commercial . . . Map (db m192473) HM
77Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Howard M. Metzenbaum
On May 27, 1998 this building was rededicated to honor the achievements of Howard M. Metzenbaum who served this State and our Nation as a member of the Ohio General Assembly and through three terms in the United States Senate. His career was . . . Map (db m182234) HM
78Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
79Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Inaugural GameApril 4, 1994 — Greatest Moments in Progressive Field History —
First game vs. Seattle Mariners. Indians come from behind to defeat the Mariners 4-3 on an 11th inning single by Wayne Kirby.Map (db m183835) HM
80Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Independent Clothing StoresWarehouse District Anthology
Small independent clothing stores, tailors, and shoemakers could provide a whole day of shopping for a family looking for their "Sunday best." The names of Harry Weinraub and Jerry Molli are familiar to many Clevelanders. After buying a suit, . . . Map (db m192478) HM
81Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Industrialists & Early SkyscrapersWarehouse District Anthology
Samuel Mather and James Pickands founded Pickands Mather & Co. in 1883. It would become one of the country’s four major iron ore companies. To signify their company's importance, they commissioned Daniel Burnham, who would achieve fame for his . . . Map (db m192490) HM
82Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
83Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
84Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
85Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Larry DobyOutfield — 1947-1955, 1958 —
First African-American player in American League history. Helped tribe to two A.L. Pennants as all-around star outfielder. Signed by Bill Veeck in 1947 after starring with Negro League Newark Eagles at age 23. Led A.L. in HRS twice (1952, ’54). Hit . . . Map (db m182398) HM
86Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Larry Doby
Larry Doby owns a special place in Cleveland and Major League Baseball history. As the first African-American ballplayer in the American League, Doby combined talent, skill and athleticism with courage, bravery and heart to blaze a trail that . . . Map (db m182445) HM
87Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Liberty Enlightening the World
"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was designed by Frédéric Auguste . . . Map (db m177124) HM
88Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Lofton Scales the WallAugust 4, 1996 — Greatest Moments in Progressive Field History —
Gold Glove center fielder Kenny Lofton scales the wall in dramatic fashion to take away a potential B.J. Surhoff homer vs. Baltimore.Map (db m183893) HM
89Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Lorenzo and Rebecca Carter
are credited with being Cleveland’s first permanent settlers. They arrived in Cleveland in 1797. They came to seek opportunity on the frontier, ax in hand, a rifle in the other and bible and spelling book in the saddlebag. Lorenzo Carter, . . . Map (db m192366) HM
90Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Lou Boudreau
Among the most beloved players of his generation, Boudreau was the stabilizing force behind the Indians during the 1940s. As the youngest manager (24) in club history, Lou guided the Indians to the franchise’s second World Series Championship in . . . Map (db m182329) HM
91Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Lou BoudreauShortstop — 1938-1950 —
Most popular player of his era, the “Boy Manager” was a driving force behind tribe’s 1948 World Series Title. Shortstop was American League MVP in 1948 (.348, 18 HR, 106 RBI). Player-Manager 1942-’50. Winningest manager in club history (728 wins). . . . Map (db m182336) HM
92Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Manny Breaks RecordSeptember 20, 1999 — Greatest Moments in Progressive Field History —
Manny Ramirez sets franchise record as he collects RBI #164 with sixth inning three-run homer vs. Toronto. He breaks Hal Trosky’s 1936 mark of 162 RBI.Map (db m183900) HM
93Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Manny vs. Eckersley = Wow!July 16, 1995 — Greatest Moments in Progressive Field History —
Manny Ramirez hit game-winning homer in the 12th inning off Dennis Eckersley. Hall of Fame closer Eckersley screams “wow” as he watches the ball fly deep into the bleachers.Map (db m183861) HM
94Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Mel HarderPitcher — 1928-1947 —
Revered legend made mark as pitcher and pitching coach, wearing an Indians uniform for 36 consecutive seasons. His 20 consecutive seasons as Tribe player and 582 games pitched are Club records. Second to Bob Feller in Innings Pitched, Wins (223) and . . . Map (db m183809) HM
95Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Moses Cleaveland
Moses Cleaveland (1754-1806) served during the American Revolution as a captain in one of the three companies of Sappers and Miners in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A native of Connecticut, Cleaveland graduated from Yale University before . . . Map (db m192562) HM
96Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — Moses Cleaveland Survey
In 1796 Moses Cleaveland led a surveying party to the banks of the Cuyahoga River to lay out a new city. The map from the survey is depicted in the pavement below.Map (db m192508) HM
97Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
98Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
99Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — 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
100Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Downtown — October 23, 1956"Freedom is Not Free"
In honor of the many Hungarian Freedom Fighters who fought against Soviet Oppression The crack in the Berlin Wall began with a hole in a flag in Budapest! ”October 23, 1956, is a day that will live forever in the annals of free men and . . . Map (db m192545) HM WM

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