Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Cleveland Group Plan

Many of Cleveland's government and civic buildings, including City Hall, the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, the Cleveland Public Library, and the Public Auditorium are clustered around an open mall and share a common neoclassical architecture. Built in the early 20th century, they are the result of the 1903 Group Plan, and constitute one the most complete examples of City Beautiful design in the United States. More info.

6 Comments:

At 30 April, 2006 21:13, Blogger cleveland facts said...

Nobody has anything to say about this fascinating facet of Cleveland architecture?

 
At 01 May, 2006 07:08, Anonymous blaa de blah said...

i do. it's boring. it's one of those things you kinda have to see in order to get roused up about. i mean, its not nearly as interesting as akron becoming like the new hydrogen capital of the world and saving the universe from lack of fossil fuels and high gas prices...

 
At 01 May, 2006 12:12, Anonymous interested...not said...

Yeah, man. It's boring.

 
At 02 May, 2006 10:49, Blogger cleveland facts said...

"Ordinarily a city is apt to realize its artistic possibilities only when it is too late and the opportunity has been lost, but Cleveland with unbounded faith and a deep conviction in its ultimate development was anxious to make every preparation for it."

 
At 05 May, 2006 08:16, Anonymous yawn said...

yup, still boring...

 
At 05 February, 2008 17:31, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apart from the remarkable qualities of the individual buildings that comprise this era of building in Cleveland, the most interesting part of this story is the struggle between those who worked together to make the Cleveland Group Plan a reality and those who through their selfish interests compromised its success by locating the railroad station at Public Square. For more information check out the Cleveland history section of this website:
http://www.dhellison.com/civilsociety.php

 

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