November 15, 2016

28 Stunning Vintage Photos of Life in Shaker Heights

What was it like to live and grow up in Shaker Heights in the 30s, 40s, 50s and so on? Check out these vintage photos to see for yourself.

What was it like to live and grow up in Shaker Heights in the 30s, 40s, 50s and so on? Check out these vintage photos to see for yourself.

Photos courtesy Cleveland Memory Project

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Alvin E. Jaffe, aged 13, poses in his usher's uniform in front of the Shaker Theatre on Lee Road at Kinsman Road, 1939.
Alvin E. Jaffe, aged 13, poses in his usher's uniform in front of the Shaker Theatre on Lee Road at Kinsman Road, 1939.
Amy Perttula and Jane Bell sit near the Chagrin-Lee-Avalon shopping area in Shaker Heights.
Amy Perttula and Jane Bell sit near the Chagrin-Lee-Avalon shopping area in Shaker Heights.
Arthur Conley at Shaker Heights Junior High School. 1942
Arthur Conley at Shaker Heights Junior High School. 1942
Barbara Gross, a fourth-grader at Malvern Elementary School, listens to a recording on headphones in the school library. 1966
Barbara Gross, a fourth-grader at Malvern Elementary School, listens to a recording on headphones in the school library. 1966
Bill Louy stands at a chalkboard at the Church of St. Dominic School in Shaker Heights., 1942
Bill Louy stands at a chalkboard at the Church of St. Dominic School in Shaker Heights., 1942
Boxing Match at Shaker Heights High School, Ed Meyer versus Alvin E. Jaffe, c. 1942-1943.
Boxing Match at Shaker Heights High School, Ed Meyer versus Alvin E. Jaffe, c. 1942-1943.
Byron Junior High School students Ellen Picard, 12, 2681 Rochester Rd.; Barry Levin, 14, 22390 South Woodland Rd.; and Curt Hartman, 14, 2158 Landon Rd. in a play.
Byron Junior High School students Ellen Picard, 12, 2681 Rochester Rd.; Barry Levin, 14, 22390 South Woodland Rd.; and Curt Hartman, 14, 2158 Landon Rd. in a play.
Cast of 'The Gingerbread Boy,' Grade 1, Miss Neustadt, Moreland Elementary School, Fall 1954
Cast of 'The Gingerbread Boy,' Grade 1, Miss Neustadt, Moreland Elementary School, Fall 1954
Caring for plants in the greenhouse on the roof of Shaker Heights High, 1956
Caring for plants in the greenhouse on the roof of Shaker Heights High, 1956
Children in costume at Ludlow School, 1936
Children in costume at Ludlow School, 1936