February 25, 2016

33 Photos Taken During and After the Deadly 1966 Hough Riots

Photos courtesy of the Cleveland Memory Project

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1567 East 65th Street, partially destroyed during Hough Riots, 1967
1567 East 65th Street, partially destroyed during Hough Riots, 1967
A birds-eye view of an apartment building in ruins after a fire on Hough Avenue.
A birds-eye view of an apartment building in ruins after a fire on Hough Avenue.
A bloody motorcycle rider complains to Cleveland police that he was struck with a bottle. Cleveland police have sealed off a 15-block area on the city's racially tense east side here.
A bloody motorcycle rider complains to Cleveland police that he was struck with a bottle. Cleveland police have sealed off a 15-block area on the city's racially tense east side here.
A car belonging to Benoris Toney, who was killed by a shotgun blast
A car belonging to Benoris Toney, who was killed by a shotgun blast
A Cleveland police officer, left, with members of the Ohio Army National Guard. All men are unidentified, but the uniform patch on the bareheaded guardsman reads Stankewich
A Cleveland police officer, left, with members of the Ohio Army National Guard. All men are unidentified, but the uniform patch on the bareheaded guardsman reads Stankewich
A home at 2028 East 88th Street, destroyed by fire during the Hough riots of 1966
A home at 2028 East 88th Street, destroyed by fire during the Hough riots of 1966
Aerial view of a building destroyed by fire in the 1966 Hough Riots
Aerial view of a building destroyed by fire in the 1966 Hough Riots
Broom brigade on Hough Avenue
Broom brigade on Hough Avenue
Al's Cut Rate Store - sw corner of East 77th and Lexington burned out during riot not partially boarded
Al's Cut Rate Store - sw corner of East 77th and Lexington burned out during riot not partially boarded
Cleveland firefighters watch as Cleveland police go up a ladder to investigate sniper activity during the 1966 Hough riots. Armed members of the Ohio Army National Guard are also on the scene.
Cleveland firefighters watch as Cleveland police go up a ladder to investigate sniper activity during the 1966 Hough riots. Armed members of the Ohio Army National Guard are also on the scene.