In an article titled, "Progressive Architecture, Friendly Relations: Making It Work In Cleveland Heights,"
magazine offers up a lovely and in-depth profile of the East Side inner-ring suburb. It was penned by Douglas J. Forsyth, Associate Prof. of History at Bowling Green State University.
"Cleveland Heights developed rapidly as a classic streetcar suburb during the heyday of the Arts and Crafts movement, and it has perhaps the finest patrimony of Arts and Crafts and Prairie-style houses in the Cleveland area."
"If the Cleveland metropolitan area is going to turn around, the city of Cleveland Heights can be expected to be front-and-center in the revival process. It offers superb early-modernist residential architecture, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and dense formal and informal social networks. These elements have combined, over the rocky urban history of the 20th century, to create an enduring and resilient community that has held itself together in the equally challenging first decade of the 21st and could serve as one of the crucibles from which the recovery of the metropolitan area, if and when it comes, will flow."
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