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Cleveland Restoration Society

Lee-Harvard Suburb in the City Initiative

Many of today's African-American leaders, both in Cleveland and beyond, came up in Ward 1. Racially integrated in the 1920s, it elected the first African-American mayor in the State of Ohio in 1929. The community established many of the first citizen's councils and neighborhood associations in the region, and residents are still known for their strong community involvement and activism.

  • 1.

    The Village of Miles Heights

    The Village of Miles Heights

    Miles Heights was incorporated in the southwest corner Ward 1 in 1927 before being annexed by Cleveland.

  • 2.

    Community Activism

    Community Activism

    Residents protect their investments and quality of life by being active in the community.

  • 3.

    Lee-Harvard

    Lee-Harvard

    The beginning of the Suburb in the City.

  • 4.

    Seville Homes

    Seville Homes

    Temporary housing project during the war efforts leads to the birth of an enduring community.

  • 5.

    Zoning Controversies & Home-building

    Zoning Controversies & Home-building

    In the midst of controversy, determination to move out of public housing and create communities persists.

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