Historical Lecture Series This Fall

Check out the historical lecture series happening throughout October presented by the Cleveland Heights Historical Society and the Cleveland Heights City Planning Department! For the full flier, please click this link Local History Programs Fall 2017.

Doan’s Corners
Monday, October 2, 7 p.m.
Heights Main Library, 2345 Lee Road
Speaker: Dennis Sutcliffe

Originally known as Doan’s Corners, the area began as a
stagecoach stop on the road from Buffalo to Cleveland.
In the first half of the twentieth century it became an
entertainment mecca offering Clevelanders a taste of New
York City high-life. By the 1970s, it was referred to as an
“inner-city Disneyland” and was the flash-point for battles
with the city’s power structure. Today it is part of the
sprawling campus of Cleveland Clinic. Program includes
audio clips from famous celebrities who performed in the

Ghost Stream Bicycle Ride,
Featuring Dugway Brook
Sunday, October 8, 1–3 p.m. (rain or shine)
Coventry Library, southeast corner of Euclid Heights Boulevard and Coventry Road
Tour leader: Roy Larick, Bluestone Heights

When Cleveland and the Heights were being built, covering
and culverting streambeds was the norm. But traces of
Dugway Brook can still be seen in the Heights. On this
ride, you’ll see what remains above ground of Dugway and
learn what’s hidden. You’ll also learn about recent EPA
requirements for our “ghost streams.” The ride will point out
some of the institutions that crowded out Dugway.
Bike helmets are highly recommended. Signing the Heights
Bicycle Coalition’s liability waiver is required.
There is limited availability and reservations are
required. Call (216) 325-7781 after September 5.

Designing an Appropriate Addition for an Old House
Monday, October 9, 7 p.m.
Noble Library, 2800 Noble Road
Tuesday, October 24, 7 p.m.
Heights Main Library, 2345 Lee Road
Speakers: Trudy Andrzejewski, Cleveland Restoration Society & Kara Hamley O’Donnell, City of Cleveland Heights

Planning an addition for an older home can be tricky. We’ll
help you with important elements such as scale, massing,
and trim details that blend the old with the new. We will
also share ideas for the addition of a first-floor bathroom
or bedroom, and explain zoning regulations that apply.
Functional issues for new square footage and surviving
the temporary inconveniences of construction will also be

Diversity in Cleveland Heights
Wednesday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Heights Main Library, 2345 Lee Road
Panel: Rev. Jimmie Hicks, Jeanne Madison, Susanna Niermann O’Neil & others

Learn about Cleveland Heights’ integration during the
1960s & ‘70s from people who were there as they
share their experiences in our neighborhoods, schools,
organizations and government. We invite those who have
their own integration stories to share them with the group
after the panel discussion.

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