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John Griswold White

John Griswold White citizen of Cleveland lawyer scholar bookman donor of the White Collection President of the Library Board 1925   Submitted by Bryan Arnold @nanowhiskers

    Cleveland Engineering Society Library

    In this building the Cleveland Engineering Society has placed its library for the use of all people interested in technical and scientific subjects Submitted by Bryan Arnold @nanowhiskers

      Jurisprudence

      Daniel Chester French Jurisprudence 1912   Marble: 12’ x 7 ½’ x 8’   Daniel Chester French (1850 - 1931) was born in Exeter, New Hampshire to an established New England family. In 1866, ...

        Metzenbaum Courthouse

        Howard M. Metzenbaum On May 27, 1998 this building was rededicated to honor the achievements of Howard M. Metzenbaum who served this State and our Nation as a member of the Ohio General Assembly and ...

          First Roadside Park

          In 1918 the Iron County Board of Supervisors approved the recommendation of the road commission, through its engineer-manager, Herbert F. Larson, to purchase this 320-acre tract of roadside virgin ...

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          Monroe Avenue Water Filtration Plant/The Beginning of Water Fluoridation

          During the late nineteenth century, Grand Rapids residents relied on private companies to provide purified drinking water. As the city grew, so did the need for clean water In1900 a ...

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          Lake Huron

          This, the fifth largest lake in the world, was the first of the Great Lakes seen by white men. By following the Ottawa River route, Samuel de Champlain in 1615 came to the “Freshwater Sea.” It was ...

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          Battlefield of 1814

          Here in this area on August 4, 1814, an American force battled the British in a vain attempt to recapture the island which the British had seized at the outbreak of the War of 1812. Coming ashore at ...

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          North East Quay

          From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by chrisinplymouth, full page.License is Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

            Christmas (Noel) Dagenet

            From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by HystericalMark, full page.License is Attribution- ShareAlike License

              Surratt Boarding House

              A HISTORICAL LAND MARK  "SURRATT BOARDING HOUSE" 604 H STREET, N.W. (THEN 541)  IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN WHERE  THE CONSPIRATORS PLOTTED  THE ABDUCTION OF  U.S. PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN  IN 1865  PLAQUE ...

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              Dundee Bombed in World War II

              DUNDEE BOMBED IN WORLD WAR II ln the sky over 50th and Underwood, a Japanese balloon bomb exploded on April 18, 1945. The incendiary device flared brightly in the night, but caused no damage. ...

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              Eastern State Penitentiary World War I Veterans

              TO THE  EVERLASTING HONOR  OF THOSE INMATES  OF THE EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY  WHO SERVED IN  THE ARMY AND NAVY DURING THE WORLD WAR  [List of inmate numbers] Note that on this WWI memorial plaque, ...

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                  Civil War General John T. Wilder

                  From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by HystericalMark, full page.License is Attribution- ShareAlike License

                    North Lake Methodist Church

                    The Reverend Charles Glenn organized the first Methodist class here in 1836, and for the next ten years the group met in the home of his brother, John. In 1846 the brothers presented the congregation ...

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                    Argentine Township Cemetery

                    In 1838, Halsey Whitehead, a veteran of the War of 1812, buried his two-year-old daughter Rebecca here on land he settled in 1837. He offered burial plots for others until 1843, when he donated ...

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                    Central Title Service Building

                    On August 6, 1845, the first graduation ceremony for the University of Michigan was held in this building, which was then the First Presbyterian Church. Founded in 1817 in Detroit, the ...

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                    N. C. School for the Deaf

                    From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by WashuOtaku, full page.License is Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

                      Slovenians, Thomas Jefferson, and the Declaration of Independence

                      Slovenians, Thomas Jefferson, and the Declaration of Independence...In his copy of of Bodin's "Republic" Thomas Jefferson had initialed two pages. On one page was Bodin's definition ...

                        The First Christmas Tree in America

                        The First Christmas Tree in AmericaPublicly lighted and displayed in a church Christmas service, stood where the Cleveland Public Auditorium now stands, a designated Cleveland landmark.On that site ...

                          300 Years of German Contributions

                          1683 - 1983To commemorate 300 years of German contributionsOn October 6, 1683, thirteen German families landed in America from Krefeld, Germany, on the ship Concord.  This date is regarded as ...

                            Veterans Memorial

                            Those here gave all for duty, honor, countryRededicated July 23, 2004, and July 25, 2014.Greater Cleveland Veterans Memorial, Inc.Submitted byBryan Arnold@nanowhiskers

                              Eastman Reading Garden

                              Eastman Reading GardenDedicated September 30, 1937HonoringLinda Anne EastmanDirector of the Library 1918 to 1938Rededicated September 18, 1998Submitted byBryan Arnold@nanowhiskers

                                Ohio State Bar Association

                                Ohio State Bar Association1880 - 1980On this site, then known as Case Hall, the first meeting of the Ohio State Bar Association was held July 8, 1880.Dedicated May 21, 1980Submitted ...