Erie Street Cemetery Beautification – Cleveland OH

Description

The Works Progress Administration worked to beautify Cleveland’s Erie Street Cemetery during the Great Depression.

The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: “Complaints of neglect inspired WPA action, including erecting a fence fashioned from the demolished Superior Ave. viaduct’s sandstone. In 1940 the refurbished cemetery of historic graves, including that of Sauk Chief , was rededicated.”

Source notes

http://clevelandhistorical.org/items/show/319#.VfenBGOd2M8
http://ech.case.edu/cgi/article.pl?id=ESC

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 14, 2015.

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Location Info


2254 E. 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44115

Coordinates: 41.498, -81.682

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