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90 Years in 90 Days: Construction of Monticello Boulevard at Mayfield Road

90 photos that define Cleveland Heights

Cleveland Heights officially became a city in 1921. Cleveland Heights Patch is by compiling 90 photos to create an album of the city's past and present. We'll run the feature for 90 days, one photo at a time.

Today's photo shows the construction of Monticello Boulevard near the intersection of Mayfield Road. The photo was taken around 1939, just four years after the creation of the Works Progress Administation, or WPA. Later, the name was changed to the Works Projects Administration.

The WPA was a government-funded labor program established during the Depression. Although the effort employed many construction workers, artists, writers and scholars were part of the program as well. The murals in are examples of WPA art projects. The WPA ended in 1943.

Lisa Rainsong December 31, 2011 at 01:30 PM
Thanks for these photos. I grew up near Monticello and Noble in the 50s and 60s, (as did my father in the 20s and 30s), and I live in the same area now. Monticello between Lee and Taylor was upscale with those "modern" houses when I was growing up!

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