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Building decorated for Saengerfest during the 1870s. WRHS.
This large wooden hall was specially built and decorated for the German Saengerfest in Cleveland in 1874. WRHS.
St. Agnes Catholic Church at Euclid and E. 81st., ca. 1940. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
This exterior view shows St. Agnes Catholic Church at Euclid and E. 81st. during the 1940s. All but the bell tower was demolished in 1975. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archive.
St. Joseph
St. Joseph's Church, ca. 1973. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Special Collections.
A detailed drawing of St. Mary
A detailed drawing of St. Mary's on the Flats, the first Catholic church in the city, 1838. WRHS.
The S.S. Seeandbee docked in Buffalo, ca. 1930. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
The Great Lakes steamer, the S.S. Seeandbee docked in Buffalo, ca. 1930. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU.
Hiram House float in the 1919 Community Fund Parade. WRHS.
Children in ethnic costume fill the Hiram House float in the 1919 Community Fund Parade. WRHS.
Severance Hall, East Blvd. and Euclid Ave., home to the Cleveland Orchestra and the Musical Arts Association, n.d. WRHS.
Severance Hall, home to the Cleveland Orchestra and the Musical Arts Association as seen from the corner of Euclid and East Boulevard in an undated photograph. WRHS.
Dr. Sam Sheppard and Defense Counsel Fred Garmone outside the court chambers, 26 Oct. 1954. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
Dr. Sam Sheppard and Defense Counsel Fred Garmone outside the court chambers, 26 Oct. 1954. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
A policeman patrols Short Vincent, 1964. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
A policeman patrols the bars and nightclubs along Short Vincent street, 1964. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Players vie for control of the ball during a soccer match at Luna Park in 1938. WRHS.
Players vie for control of the ball during a soccer match at Luna Park in 1938. WRHS.
City of Cleveland Statistical Planning.
Map of the City of Cleveland Statistical Planning Areas in 1995.
Offices of the Soldiers
Women members of the Soldiers' Aid Society of the U.S. Sanitary Commission stand in front of the Society’s offices on Bank (West 6th Street) in 1865. WRHS.
Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Public Square, 1890s. WRHS.
Soldiers and Sailors Monument on a nearly empty Public Square in the 1890s. WRHS.
ARCHIBALD WILLARD
Archibald Willard’s famous painting, THE SPIRIT OF '76. WRHS.
An advertisement for Stadium Opera Week held at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, July 1931. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
An advertisement for Stadium Opera Week held at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, July 1931. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Decoration of the famous Sterling-Lindner Christmas tree, ca. 1967. CPL.
This large, lavishly decorated indoor Christmas tree at the Sterling-Lindner company, as seen in this ca. 1967 photograph, was a regional holiday highlight. ca. 1967. CPL.
Crowds converge and stop traffic during the streetcar strike of 1899. WRHS.
Crowds converge and stop traffic during the streetcar strike of 1899. WRHS.
Cleveland Mayor Tom L. Johnson inspects a city street repair crew and its work, ca. 1907. WRHS.
Cleveland Mayor Tom L. Johnson inspects a city street repair crew and its work, ca. 1907. WRHS.
Civil Subdivisions of Cuyahoga County, 1843.
Map of Civil Subdivisions of Cuyahoga County, 1843.
Civil Subdivisions of Cuyahoga County, 1903.
Map of Civil Subdivisions of Cuyahoga County, 1903.
Civil Subdivisions of Cuyahoga County, 1928.
Map of Civil Subdivisions of Cuyahoga County, 1928.
Civil Subdivisions of Cuyahoga County, 1995.
Map of Civil Subdivisions of Cuyahoga County, 1995.
Population of Cuyahoga County, 1910.
Map showing the proportional distribution of the population of Cuyahoga County, 1910.
Population of Cuyahoga County, 1930.
Map showing the proportional distribution of the population of Cuyahoga County, 1930.
Population of Cuyahoga County, 1980.
Map showing the proportional distribution of the population of Cuyahoga County, 1980.
Population of Cuyahoga County, 1990.
Map showing the proportional distribution of the population, 1990.
The main building of St. Ignatius High School on West 30th Street, taken in 1911.
Cleveland Memory
A 1911 photograph of St. Ignatius High School on West 30th Street
Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí with his friends Reynolds and Reese Morse
Image courtesy of Judy Hardiman of Hardiman Images
Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí with his friends Reynolds and Reese Morse.
Samuel R. Brodsky directing cameraman Ernest M. Reynolds in "House without Children," shot at the Samuel Andrews house.
WRHS
Samuel R. Brodsky directing cameraman Ernest M. Reynolds in "House without Children," shot at the Samuel Andrews house.
A Drawing of the Superior Ave. Viaduct from the 1880s. WRHS.
This drawing of the Superior Ave. Viaduct from the 1880s shows the full extent of the structure with traffic moving both east and west. WRHS.
The Superior Avenue Viaduct as it appeared in the 1890s. WRHS.
A horse-drawn streetcar stands on the eastern end of the Superior Avenue Viaduct in the 1890s. WRHS.
Republican candidate Seth Taft (on the right) congratulates Mayor Carl B. Stokes at the Election Board, 17 Nov. 1967
Cleveland Memory
Republican Seth C. Taft [right] congratulates Mayor Carl B. Stokes [left] at the Cuyahoga County Election Board, after the election recount was completed. The recount gave Stokes a 1,679 vote victory over Taft. 11 Nov. 1967
Airmail pilots Clevelander, Shirley J. Short (in plane), and Harry G. Smith on right on June 10, 1927. Short flew airmail between Cleveland and Chicago. Smith covered the Chicago to Omaha route.
Hagley Museum and Library
Airmail pilots Clevelander, Shirley J. Short (in plane), and Harry G. Smith on right on June 10, 1927. Short flew airmail between Cleveland and Chicago. Smith covered the Chicago to Omaha route.
Joe Shuster, one of Superman's two creators, attends a freehand drawing course at Fenn College taught by Cleveland artist Hans Busch in 1942. At Shuster's left is fellow student Marian Henderson.
Cleveland Public Library
Joe Shuster, one of Superman's two creators, attends a freehand drawing course at Fenn College.
Opening Day Crowds for the Slovenian National Home, ca 1924. WRHS.
A large crowd and flags and banners fill this image of the cornerstone ceremony for the Slovenian National Home on St. Clair Avenue., ca 1924. WRHS.
An old 1920s auto stands in front of a white frame building that house the Springvale Dance Hall.  A man and a boy stand on the steps leading into the building
Olmsted Historical Society
Spring Vale Dance Hall in 1923
Modern wing of the St. Martin DePorres High School attached to the 1909 building that was formerly the Kausek Department Store
Dave Hall
Modern wing of the St. Martin DePorres High School. It is attached to the 1909 building that was formerly the Kausek Department Store.
Russian émigré artist Andrei Bicenko puts the finishing touches on the altar fresco at St. Theodosius, 1954.
Courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
Russian émigré artist Andrei Bicenko puts the finishing touches on the altar fresco at St. Theodosius, 1954.
Members of the St. Theodosius Church Choir, under the direction of A. P. Glagolev, 2 November 1933.
From the personal collection of Pietro A. Shakarian.
Members of the St. Theodosius Church Choir, under the direction of A. P. Glagolev, 2 November 1933.
Cleveland photographers with Cleveland Indians manager Steve O'Neill (left) and legendary Cleveland player Stan Coveleski (right)
Cleveland Memory
Legendary Cleveland Indians player Stan Coveleski (right), kneels with Indians manager Steve O'Neill (left) and photographers, c. 1946-1950.
A black and white photo of Stella Walsh with short, curly hair and a white coat kneeling in a sprinter's starting position
Western Reserve Historical Society
Stella Walsh in 1937.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones in a red shirt, sitting in front of an American flag.
U.S. House of Representatives
Still image from the film "The Plow That Broke the Plains"
International Documentary Association
Still from "The Plow That Broke the Plains"
Stribling and Schmeling heavyweight championship boxing match
WRHS
The Stribling and Schmeling heavyweight championship boxing match, July 3, 1931.
County Coroner Samuel Gerber and Cleveland Police detectives search among the rocks of the lakefront for remains of victims of the Torso Murderer, 1938. CPL.
County Coroner Samuel Gerber and Cleveland Police detectives search among the rocks of the lakefront for remains of victims of the Torso Murderer, 1938. CPL.
Construction on the Terminal Tower, Aug. 1927. Courtesy of Tower City Archives.
The ironwork for the Terminal Tower is complete and stone façade reaches nearly two-thirds of the way to the top in this construction image taken in Aug. 1927. Courtesy of Tower City Archives.
Grand Opening of "The Avenue" at Tower City Center, March 1990. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
A large crowd watches an indoor balloon release at the grand opening of 'The Avenue' at Tower City Center, March 1990. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
Forklift testing at Towmoter Corp., Aug. 1942. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
A fork lift is tested for load capacity outside the Towmoter Corp. plant in Aug. 1942. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Ground Transportation, 1860
Map of ground transportation routes in Cuyahoga County, 1860.
Ground Transportation, 1910
Map of ground transportation routes in Cuyahoga County, 1910.
Ground Transportation, 1995
Map of ground transportation routes in Cuyahoga County, 1995.
Members of Troop A patrol the Mexican Border, ca. 1916. WRHS.
Members of Troop A patrol the Mexican Border on horseback, ca. 1916. WRHS.
An Ohio Story TV episode set. Nelson Olmstead sits on an antique car in front of a screen projecting the outdoor background.
Cinecraft Productions Collection at the Hagley Museum and Library
An Ohio Story TV episode set. Nelson Olmsted is sitting in the antique car in front of a screen projecting the outdoor background. Ray Culley is in the director's chair. Stu Buchanan, the producer, is sitting to Ray's right.
A stereograph of the third Cuyahoga County Jail, with a portion of the Court House visible at the right
Cleveland Public Library
A stereograph of the third Cuyahoga County Jail, with a portion of the Court House visible at the right.
Cleveland script sign in Tremont with the Cleveland skyline in the background. Picture taken on May 2, 2020 by Katie Kuckelheim.
Katie Kuckelheim
Cleveland script sign in Tremont with the Cleveland skyline in the background. Picture taken on May 2, 2020.
A Proposed Design for the New Union Terminal, ca. 1919. WRHS.
This postcard shows the initial “tower-less” design for the New Union Terminal, ca. 1919. WRHS.
The Union Depot, Cleveland
This image, taken from above the railroad tracks shows the Union Depot, Cleveland's second railroad terminal, on the lakefront, ca. 1866. WRHS.
Mason A. Hargrave, Pres. of the Marcus Garvey Foundation, places the African national flag in the City Hall Rotunda to commemorate the Universal Negro Improvement Association, 10 Feb. 1984. CPL.
Mason A. Hargrave, Pres. of the Marcus Garvey Foundation, places the African national flag in the City Hall Rotunda to commemorate the Universal Negro Improvement Association, 10 Feb. 1984. CPL.
City of Cleveland Electric Railways, 1900
Map of City of Cleveland Electric Railways, 1900.
The U.S. Marine Hospital at Lakeside and E. 9th St., 1915. WRHS.
Trees and lawns surround the U.S. Marine Hospital at the northwest corner of Lakeside and E. 9th St. in this 1915 image. WRHS.
The second Union Club of Cleveland Building at E. 12th St. and Euclid Ave, early 1900s
WRHS
Union Club of Cleveland, second building, at E. 12th St. and Euclid Ave
The construction of the Detroit-Superior (Veterans
The ironwork for the main span of the Detroit-Superior (Veterans' Memorial) High-Level Bridge in this image taken on 1 Nov. 1915. WRHS.
Demonstrators along Euclid Ave. on the campus of CWRU protest U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia, 1970. CWRU Archives.
Student demonstrators block Euclid Ave at Adelbert Road on the campus of CWRU in protest U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia on May 4, 1970. CWRU Archives.
A victory garden at the Mall
Cleveland Memory
A victory garden at the Mall in downtown Cleveland
View of Cleveland from the promenade on top of the Kentucky Street Reservoir, ca. 1872. WRHS
Women and children and family walk along the promenade on top of the Kentucky Street Reservoir, ca. 1872. WRHS.
William “Papa” Barnard in one of the first TV infomercials. Ray Culley, the film’s director, is in the left foreground. Chris Hofstetter, a Cinecraft employee, is on the right.
Vita-Mix Corporation
William “Papa” Barnard in one of the first TV infomercials. Ray Culley, the film’s director, is in the left foreground. Chris Hofstetter, a Cinecraft employee, is on the right.
An elevation drawing of the pylons for the Lorain-Carnegie (Hope Memorial) Bridge, ca. 1929, designed by Walker and Weeks. WRHS.
These circa 1929 elevation drawings depict one of the four Guardians of Transportation pylons designed by Walker and Weeks for the Lorain-Carnegie (Hope Memorial) Bridge. WRHS.
An interior view of the Turret Lathe Assembly Department at Warner & Swasey Co., ca. 1912. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Workers populate the shop floor in this interior view of the Turret Lathe Assembly Department at Warner & Swasey Co., ca. 1912. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Water and Sewage Treatment Facilities
Map of Water and Sewage Treatment Facilities in Cuyahoga County.
Garrett Morgan rescues a victim of the Waterworks Tunnel Disaster, July 1916. WRHS.
Garrett Morgan rescues a victim of the Waterworks Tunnel Disaster, July 1916. WRHS.
The Weideman Building, on W. 9th St. near Lakeside Ave., ca. 1920. (CPL)
Horse drawn wagons and automobiles can be seen in this image of the Weideman Building, on W. 9th St. near Lakeside Ave., ca. 1920. (CPL).
A postcard illustration of the boardwalk of White City Amusement Park, ca. 1900s. WRHS.
A crowd of well-dressed men and women walk along boardwalk in this postcard illustration the White City Amusement Park, ca. 1900s. WRHS.
Workers assemble half-trac combat vehicles at the White Motor Co. Plant, 1941. CPL.
Workers assemble half-trac combat vehicles at the White Motor Co. Plant, 1941. CPL.
The Williamson Building on Public Square, ca. 1920s. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
Horse-drawn wagons and pedestrians fill the streets in this image of the Williamson Building on Public Square, ca. 1910. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
Members of the Wings Over Jordan Choir, wear military-style uniforms and stand in the “V for Victory” formation in this early 1940s image. WRHS.
Members of the Wings Over Jordan Choir, wear military-style uniforms and stand in the “V for Victory” formation in this early 1940s image. WRHS.
The Wings Over Jordan Choir, ca. 1940s. WRHS.
Members of the Wings Over Jordan Choir, wear military-style uniforms and stand in the “V for Victory” formation in this early 1940s image. WRHS.
An 1899 Winton buggy. Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, WRHS.
A brand new 1899 Winton automobile stands on a muddy road outside the Winton factory. Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, WRHS.
The Workers Olympiad, held in Cleveland in 1936, protested the Olympic Games held in Nazi Germany and the capitalist control of sports in the United States. WRHS.
This poster promotes the Workers Olympiad, which was held in Cleveland in 1936 as a protest of the Olympic Games held in Nazi Germany and the capitalist control of sports in the United States. WRHS.
A World War I Liberty Loan drive on Public Square, July 1918. WRHS.
Crowds surround an allied tank on exhibit during a World War I Liberty Loan drive on Public Square, July 1918. WRHS.
War Services Center on Public Square, ca. 1943. CPL.
The War Services Center occupies a temporary structure on the northwest quadrant of Public Square while pedestrians and pigeons populate the surrounding area circa 1943. CPL.
Cleveland area veterans commemorate the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt with a memorial service on Public Square, 14 Apr. 1945. WRHS.
Cleveland area veterans commemorate the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt with a memorial service on Public Square, 14 Apr. 1945. WRHS.
Walter Baker Portrait
Walter Baker. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
A new line of black Chevrolet cabs in front of the Westlake Hotel, November 1937.
Courtesy of John Kuluris
A new line of black Chevrolet cabs in front of the Westlake Hotel, November 1937.
Smoke billows from the Westlake Hotel during the fire on 25 Jan. 1962.
Courtesy of the Plain Dealer
Smoke billows from the Westlake Hotel during the fire on 25 Jan. 1962.
An aerial shot of the Westlake Hotel fire of 25 Jan. 1962
Courtesy of the Plain Dealer
An aerial shot of the Westlake Hotel fire of 25 Jan. 1962
William Donohue Ellis
Courtesy of Sarah Ellis Jackson
William "Bill" Donohue Ellis
Members of the Zarja Singing Society perform Il Trovatore, Nov. 1934. WRHS.
Members of the Slovenian Zarja Singing Society perform the opera Il Trovatore, in November 1934. WRHS.