University Circle photograph   Save
Historic Buildings of Ohio/Daniel Porter Collection
Description: This color image is a view of an area in University Circle, a 600-acre district that is home to many of Cleveland's major cultural, educational, medical, and service institutions. In the foreground, a man wearing a hat and suit appears to be photographing a garden area. In the distance, a crowd of people is strolling along the sidewalk. University Circle is named for the streetcar turnaround once located at Euclid Avenue and East 107th Street. In 1882, Jeptha Wade, founder of early telecommunications giant Western Union, donated the large tract of land that became Wade Park. In 1916, in accordance with the terms of Wade's gift, The Cleveland Museum of Art opened in the park. Over the years, many other institutions, as well as their benefactors, have made their homes here. In 1931, The Cleveland Orchestra found a permanent home in Severance Hall, and University Hospitals of Cleveland was dedicated, firmly establishing University Circle as a premier urban district. The Circle is unique for its concentration of diverse organizations. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06621
Subjects: University Circle (Cleveland, Ohio); Cultural Ohio; Gardens; Cities and towns--Ohio; Urbanization--United States--History
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)