November 23, 2020

Vintage Photos Show Life in Rocky River From the 1870s Through the 1980s

There's nothing like looking back at yesteryear. Luckily for us Northeast Ohioans, we have The Cleveland Memory Project, a wonderful, comprehensive archive of photographs detailing the history of Cleveland and its surrounding suburbs that's housed at Cleveland State's library. This time, we're taking a look back at Rocky River, with photos that go all the way back to the 1870s.

All photos via the Cleveland Memory Project.

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 Rocky River Toll Bridge, 1870

Rocky River Toll Bridge, 1870

 Restaurant and Summer Garden of G.F. Krauss, 1874

Restaurant and Summer Garden of G.F. Krauss, 1874

 Murch House, 1874

Murch House, 1874

 Rocky River Viaduct, 1890s

Rocky River Viaduct, 1890s

 Rocky River Swing Bridge, 1890s

Rocky River Swing Bridge, 1890s

 Rocky River Viaduct, Lorain & Cleveland Electric Railway Car Crosses the Rocky River Valley, 1890

Rocky River Viaduct, Lorain & Cleveland Electric Railway Car Crosses the Rocky River Valley, 1890

 Rocky River Bridge Under Construction, 1909

Rocky River Bridge Under Construction, 1909

 Rocky River Valley, 1911

Rocky River Valley, 1911

 Brunt Family Working for Cowan Pottery Studio, 1920s

Brunt Family Working for Cowan Pottery Studio, 1920s

 Cleveland Yachting Club, 1922

Cleveland Yachting Club, 1922