Project Description

City Savings Bank and Trust Building Alliance, OH

Midtown Historic District

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

The National Register Nomination received a $25,000 SHPO Certified Local Government Grant & $5,000 ODSA Pipeline Initiative Grant

National Register Nomination for the Midtown Historic District encompassing 181 resources. The district is nominated under Criterion A: Community Planning & Development and C: Architecture representing the architectural evolution of Cleveland’s Midtown area centered on Euclid and Prospect Avenues from I-90 to East 55th Street. The period of significance begins in ca. 1850 and ends in 1972 exhibiting the remainder of the Chester, Euclid, Prospect and Carnegie Avenues palatial estates and apartment buildings, the transformation to commercial use during the 1910-20s, the decline of the 1930-40s, revitalization with implementation of the Cleveland Today, Tomorrow General Plan of Cleveland adopted May 1949 and commercial re-development in the 1950s with a surge of new mid-century architecture spurred by post-World War II demand for office space and the automobile revolution as a direct result of completion of the I-90 Innerbelt.

Project Partner

Don Petit
Secretary
Cleveland Landmarks Commission