Vintage Photos Of Cleveland Lighthouses Past and Present

The Cleveland Memory Project is always a wonderful resource when searching for things about Cleveland's past. With construction beginning at Lighthouse Park (West…

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Lighthouse on West 9th, 1870
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The Oldest Things In Cleveland

Cleveland was incorporated as a city in 1796. A lot has changed since then, with each year bringing another wave of redevelopment…

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 Oldest Bicycle Store in the City and Maybe Country (139 Years Old) 
     What started as a coal and feed store in 1883 moved into their current location in Ohio City in 1890 and took off as a bicycle shop from there. They have over 10,000 square feet of retail space and are still owned by the same local family. 
    Photo via Fridrichs
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Vintage Photos Of The Old, Dangerous Central Viaduct Bridge

The Central Viaduct was completed in 1888 and stood where the I-90 Bridge is now. The first structure went from what is…

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 Central Viaduct, 1900s
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Vintage Photos Of West Park Through the 20th Century

All photos via the Cleveland Memory Project.

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Kamm's Corner Plaza, 1947
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Vintage and Current Photos Of the Deserted Detroit-Superior Bridge Subway

The Detroit-Superior Subway whisked passengers from downtown to Cleveland's West Side for many years before finally coming to a halt in 1954.…

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 Transit Car Travels Westsbound
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Vintage Photos Trace the Rich History of Collinwood

Take a time travel trip through Collinwood's rich history. All photos via the Cleveland Memory Project.

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Vintage Photos Trace the Rich History of Collinwood
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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…

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 Public Square and Ontario Street, 1922
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Vintage Photos Capture Cleveland State University's Early History From The 1960s Through The 1980s

Cleveland State has really come a long way over its relatively brief history. From a commuter school to more of a destination…

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 Freshmen Holding a T-Shirt, 1965
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Vintage Photos Capture the Energy of Little Italy From the 1900s Through the 1980s

Little Italy is one of the gems of Cleveland and has been since the early 20th century. From the Feast of the…

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Crowd Outside Guarino's Restaurant for Cleveland Institute of Music Benefit, 1974
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Vintage Photos of Life in Slavic Village From the 19th and 20th Centuries

Who doesn't love a trip down memory lane? These 28 pictures from the 19th century through the 1980s showcase Slavic Village in…

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 Festival on Fleet Avenue, 1980
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Vintage Photos Showcasing the Cardiac Pioneers in Cleveland Medicine From the 1950s to 1970s

The Cleveland Clinic is a Cleveland institution, with basically a whole neighborhood to themselves in the city and outposts in every suburb…

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 Dr. Earl B. Kay and a Researcher at NASA's Lewis Research Center Test a Heart Assist Pump Designed for St. Vincent Charity Hospital, 1967
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Vintage Photos of Life in Westlake Through the 20th Century

Westlake is one of the many wonderful suburbs of Northeast Ohio. We went into the archives to see what it looked like…

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 Westlake is Groovey Sign, 1970
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Cleveland's Dining Past Shown in Beautiful Vintage Photos

The bygone days of American restaurants featured a  ton of giant food halls and cafeterias, super fancy restaurants, and diners and delis.…

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 Clark's Colonial Restaurant, 1007 Euclid Avenue
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Awesome Vintage Photos of Cedar Point From the 1880s Through the 1990s

Oh, Cedar Point. Having what is considered the best amusement park in the world just down the road in Sandusky is a…

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 Park-goers Enjoy a Twirl Ride
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Vintage Photos of Karamu House From the 1930s to the 1980s Trace the Historic Theater's Key Cultural Role in Cleveland

According to the Cleveland Memory Project, "Karamu Theatre, listed as the "oldest black theater company in America" by the African American Registry,…

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 Production of "Jamaica", 1959
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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…

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 Rocky River Bridge Looking West, with Westlake Hotel in Background, 1930
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Vintage Photos: The Stunning Achievement of the 1936-37 Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland

In 1936, with Cleveland and the rest of the country struggling with the Great Depression, local officials held a giant exposition as…

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 Streets of the World Entrance
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Vintage Photos of Voting in Cleveland Throughout the 20th Century

With the election coming up, we decided to take a look back at voting in the greater Cleveland region throughout the years.…

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 Ward 12 Voters at Kennard Junior High, 1964
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Let's Remember Northeast Ohio's Sea World With These Vintage Photos

Before we knew about the dangers of keeping orcas captive, Sea World was just a fun, family friendly place to enjoy some…

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 Whale Show, 1975
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Awesome Vintage Photos of Cleveland's Main Street Bridge, From Construction to Christening

The original Main Street Bridge was built to span what was originally called the Grand River in 1896. These pictures show the bridge…

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 Men Lower Girder into Place, 1939
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38 Mash-Up Photographs Combining Cleveland's Past and Present

Steve Kocevar is a Cleveland-based artist known for his awesome mashups of pictures of Cleveland from the early 20th century and now.…

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 1911/2018 - Looking East up Euclid Avenue from Public Square
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Vintage Photos of University Circle from the 1900s through the 1980s

Who doesn't love spending a day walking around University Circle? Some of the best museums in the world, great restaurants, a college…

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Women in Wade Park, 1959
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A Nostalgic Trip Through Coventry Road From the 1920s to 1980s

Coventry Village has been the breathing heart of Cleveland Heights for generations. In the early 20th century, it was one of the…

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 Heights Savings and Loan Co., 1935
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These Beautiful Prints Show What Cleveland Looked Like in the 19th Century

All prints via the Cleveland Memory Project. *Bank Street is now West Sixth, Bond is East Sixth, Erie is East Ninth, Case…

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 Union Passenger Depot, Bank and Water Street, 1874
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Vintage Photos of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport From the 1920s to 1980s

We get it, we want to get out of town too. But while not many people are flying these days, you can…

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 New Addition, 1952
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Vintage Photos of Cleveland Breweries From the 1930s to the 1970s

Yeah, there's a microbrewery revolution happening across the country right now. But this isn't exactly a new phenomenon. In the first half…

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 Bottling Line, Carling Brewing Company, Quincy Avenue, 1956
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75 Vintage Photos of Greater Cleveland Boy and Girl Scouts

Nothing brings up nostalgia like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, especially as we head into the summer months filled with memories…

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 Boxes of Cookies, 1967
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Vintage Photos of Cleveland-Area Bars From the 1920s through the 1990s

We need a drink too. But until then, here's some vintage pictures of bars in the greater Cleveland area from the 1920s…

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 Harbor Inn, 1965
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Vintage Photos of Old Brooklyn From the 1930s to 1970s

All photos via The Cleveland Memory Project.

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 Construction of Pearl Street Savings and Trust, Pearl and Broadview Road
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