Vintage Public Square Photos Trace Its Evolution From The Late 1700s Through The 1980s

Public Square has been the heart of the city for over 200 years. Luckily for us, we have pictures of it throughout it all. Whether it's soldiers parading during the Civil War, construction of the Terminal Tower or a JFK and MLK Jr., these photographs capture history - the history of Cleveland and the history of America.

All photos via the Cleveland Memory Project.

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 Southwest Quadrant, 1922

Southwest Quadrant, 1922

Vintage Public Square Photos Trace Its Evolution From The Late 1700s Through The 1980s
Vintage Public Square Photos Trace Its Evolution From The Late 1700s Through The 1980s
 Church on Public Square, 1798

Church on Public Square, 1798

 Cannon Used in Battle of Lake Erie, 1798

Cannon Used in Battle of Lake Erie, 1798

Public Square, 1831

Public Square, 1831

 Northwest Section, 1839

Northwest Section, 1839

 Southwest Section, 1839

Southwest Section, 1839

 Soldiers Marching, 1839

Soldiers Marching, 1839

Public Square, 1857

Public Square, 1857