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Presentation Will Discuss Euclid Heights Bid for National Registery

Dr. Morton to discuss evolution of Cleveland Heights neighborhood

The Euclid Heights neighborhood is getting closer to being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a special presentation will help illuminate the area’s unique qualities for local residents on Thursday.

Dr. Marian Morton, an expert on Cleveland Heights history and an author of the registry nomination, will make a presentation at the Heights Libraries Lee Road Branch in the Brody/Nelson meeting room beginning at 7 p.m.

The Euclid Heights neighborhood, which includes the commercial areas of Coventry and Cedar-Fairmount, is attempting to become the city’s 11th district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dr. Morton compared the Euclid Heights neighborhood to other nearby districts that have received the national registry honor and denoted a key difference between them.

“The district was intended to be like the other historic districts – that is single-family homes – and that is not what turned out. It turned out to be this really nice mix of commercial buildings like Cedar-Fairmount and Coventry and all kinds of elegant single-family homes, duplexes and great apartment buildings,” Morton said.

Morton believes word will come soon about the district receiving the special designation.

Heights libraries, the Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission and the Cleveland Heights Historical Society are presenting the event.

To register for the presentation, contact the library at heightslibrary.org or call 216-932-3600. 

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