Category: Neighborhoods and Landmarks

AMBLER HEIGHTS is located in the southwest corner of CLEVELAND HTS., OH. The boundaries include Cedar Glen Rd. (north), S. Overlook Rd. (east), Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. and N. Park Blvd. (south), and Ambleside Rd. and Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. (west). Streets in Ambler Hts. include Chestnut Hills, Denton, Devonshire, Elandon, and Harcourt roads.

The ANGLE was an Irish ghetto that developed on Cleveland's near west side in the late 1860s. The Angle was generally defined as the parish of ST. MALACHI'S CHURCH, an area north of Detroit Ave., east of W. 28th St., and down Washington Ave. to WHISKEY ISLAND, which it included.

ASIATOWN is a both a business and residential community on the eastside of Cleveland with a high concentration of immigrants and citizens of Asian descent. The majority of the residents are of CHINESE , KOREAN , and VIETNAMESE origin . With a rough geographic range from East 18th to East 40th and from St.

BAY VILLAGE. Before European-Americans arrived in northeast Ohio, Erie Indians lived in the area comprising Bay Village and surrounding lands. Present-day Lake Rd. was the indigenous people’s most important trail Covering 4.5 sq. mi.

BELLAIRE-PURITAS is a southwest-Cleveland neighborhood and Statistical Planning Area (SPA). It is bordered by I-480 on the south, I-71 on the west, Memphis Ave. and Giles Rd. on the east, and Bellaire Rd. and Puritas Ave. on the north (Bellaire becomes Puritas roughly at W. 139th St.).

BIG ITALY was Cleveland's first major Italian settlement and the center of the city's produce markets. In the late 1890s, Italians settled in the HAYMARKET along Woodland near the city center. By 1900 this formerly Jewish area was 93% Sicilian.

BIRDTOWN (also known as the Bird’s Nest) is a nationally registered historical district in the Cleveland streetcar suburb of LAKEWOOD.  Bordered by Madison Ave. on the north, W.

BROOKLYN CENTRE is a Cleveland neighborhood and Statistical Planning Area (SPA). It is bounded on the north by Daisy and Poe Aves., on the south by Big Creek, on the west by W. 44th St. (called Gauge St. before 1906) and on the east by the Jennings Freeway (St. Rt. 176).

BUCKEYE-SHAKER SQUARE is a Cleveland Statistical Planning Area (SPA) bounded by

BUCKEYE-WOODHILL is a Cleveland neighborhood and Statistical Planning Area (SPA) located roughly 2 mi. east of downtown. It is bordered roughly by Fairhill Rd. and Woodland Ave. on the north, East 116th St. / E. Blvd. on the east, and Parkview Ave. on the south. Its irregular western border stretches as far west as the Conrail tracks just east of E. 80th St.


The CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, among the earliest federated charities in the United States, organized in Cleveland on January 7, 1913 as the Federation for Charity & Philanthropy.

CENTRAL is a Cleveland neighborhood located roughly between Euclid Avenue to the north, Woodland Avenue to the south, and between East 71th to the east and East 22th to the west. The neighborhood is named after Central Avenue (once Garden) that runs through its center.

The CHESED SHEL EMETH CEMETERY ASSN. was established in 1903 to provide traditional Jewish burials for indigent Jews. During the height of Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe, many Cleveland Jews died without friends or family who could provide for a proper, ritually correct burial. An initial drive for donations culminated in the purchase of a tract of land on Ridge Rd.

CITY PLANNING. Like most American cities, Cleveland began as a speculative venture in real estate. Conceived as the capital of New Connecticut, the city was laid out in 1796 by surveyors with the original Moses Cleaveland expedition. The plat, a faithful reproduction of a New England town, with its characteristic commons, failed to treat either river or lakefront as a public amenity.

CLARK-FULTON is a Cleveland neighborhood and Statistical Planning Area (SPA) on the city’s near-west side. It is bounded by Clark Ave. on the north, Scranton Rd. on the east, Daisy Ave. and I-71 on the south, and W. 48th and W. 49th Sts. on the west.

CLEAVELAND, MOSES (29 Jan. 1754-16 Nov. 1806), founder of the city of Cleveland, was born in Canterbury, Conn. In 1777, Cleaveland began service in the Revolutionary War in a Connecticut Continental Regiment, and graduated from Yale. Resigning his commission in 1781, he practiced law in Canterbury, and on 2 Mar. 1794 married Esther Champion and had four children.

CLEVELAND METROPARKS,is an extensive network of parks—mostly in Cuyahoga County but also in Lake, Lorain and Medina Counties—consisting of 18 reservations totaling of more than 23,000 acres.

CLIFTON PARK, a residential neighborhood in LAKEWOOD, is located on the high eastern bluffs at the mouth of the Rocky River. The name dates from 1866, when a group of Cleveland businessmen—among them Elias Sims, Daniel P. Rhodes, Ezra Nicholson, and JOSIAH BARBER—formed the Clifton Park Assn. to promote the area as a summer resort.

COLLAMER was the section of the present city of E. CLEVELAND that stretched from Lakeview on the west and Ivanhoe on the east. Bisected by Euclid Ave., Collamer was intersected by such roads as Noble, Taylor, and Lee to the south, and Doan, Shaw, and Collamer to the north.

The COLLINWOOD neighborhood of Cleveland is located about 7 miles northeast of PUBLIC SQUARE. For statistical planning purposes, Collinwood is often subdivided into North Collinwood and South Collinwood, the dividing line being the rail yards.

The COVENTRY VILLAGE BUSINESS DISTRICT is situated on Coventry Rd. between Mayfield Rd. and Euclid Hts. Blvd. in CLEVELAND HTS. Coventry Rd. was originally built as a part of Patrick Calhoun's 1890s suburb of Euclid Hts. The Coventry business district was established and grew to serve the rapidly increasing populations of Euclid Hts. and the adjacent Mayfield Hts. developments.

CUDELL is a neighborhood and Statistical Planning Area (SPA) on Cleveland’s west side. It was named after FRANK (FRANZ) E. CUDELL who bequeathed property to the city when he died in 1916.