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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cleveland, 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 (265) Geauga County, OH (31) Lake County, OH (46) Lorain County, OH (56) Medina County, OH (37) Portage County, OH (32) Summit County, OH (105)  CuyahogaCounty(265) Cuyahoga County (265)  GeaugaCounty(31) Geauga County (31)  LakeCounty(46) Lake County (46)  LorainCounty(56) Lorain County (56)  MedinaCounty(37) Medina County (37)  PortageCounty(32) Portage County (32)  SummitCounty(105) Summit County (105)
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1Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
2Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
3Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
4Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
5Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
6Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
7Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
8Ohio (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
9Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
10Ohio (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
11Ohio (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
12Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Alexis de Tocqueville
. . . Map (db m17904) HM
13Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
14Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
15Ohio (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
16Ohio (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
17Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
18Ohio (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
19Ohio (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
20Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
21Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
22Ohio (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
23Ohio (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
24Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
25Ohio (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
26Ohio (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
27Ohio (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
28Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
29Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
30Ohio (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
31Ohio (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
32Ohio (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
33Ohio (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
34Ohio (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
35Ohio (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
36Ohio (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
37Ohio (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
38Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
39Ohio (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
40Ohio (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
41Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
42Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
43Ohio (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
44Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
45Ohio (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
46Ohio (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
47Ohio (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
48Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
49Ohio (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
50Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
51Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Gamaliel FentonBorn in Mansfield, Conn. — Jan. 31, 1763 —
. . . Map (db m192342) HM
52Ohio (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
53Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
54Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
55Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
56Ohio (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
57Ohio (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
58Ohio (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
59Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
60Ohio (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
61Ohio (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
62Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
63Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
64Ohio (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
65Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
66Ohio (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
67Ohio (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
68Ohio (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
69Ohio (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
70Ohio (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
71Ohio (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
72Ohio (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
73Ohio (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
74Ohio (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
75Ohio (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
76Ohio (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
77Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
78Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
79Ohio (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
80Ohio (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
81Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
82Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
83Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
84Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
85Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
86Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
87Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
88Ohio (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
89Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
90Ohio (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
91Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
92Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
93Ohio (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
94Ohio (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
95Ohio (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
96Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 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
97Ohio (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
98Ohio (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
99Ohio (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
100Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Old Brooklyn
Old Brooklyn has its roots in the original Brooklyn Township, organized in 1818. The first settlers came from Connecticut in 1812. Indian trails were the basis for what became Pearl, Broadview and Schaaf Roads. Brighton Village, centered around . . . Map (db m182199) HM

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May. 28, 2022