We don’t have a name for it yet, but a group of us is working on gaining recognition for the historic and architectural merit of yet another section of Cleveland Heights.
We are seeking listing as an Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places for the homes built between 1900 and 1929 on the farmlands once owned by the Shakers that lie north of Doan Brook and the Upper and Lower Shaker Lakes. This area encompasses some homes already on the National Register, such as those in the Fairmount Boulevard Historic District between Coventry and Wellington Roads.
Some of the homes along North Park between Coventry and North Woodland are listed as part of the Shaker Village Historic District which encompasses much of Shaker Heights. The Van Sweringens became involved in the marketing and sale of plots in the proposed Historic District, and their success in this endeavor paved the way for their development of Shaker Heights.