Fairview Park

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Fairview Park is truly a postwar community. Before World War II, it was mainly rural countryside just beginning to see some development. The Rocky River valley had been enough of a barrier to keep Fairview that much more rural until high-level bridges were built in the 1920s. A brochure at the time for the newly developed Coffinberry Estates in northeast Fairview Park refers to "quick access to downtown Cleveland via Hilliard Road, Detroit Avenue, or Lorain Avenue bridges." The bridges residents now take for granted were then a major selling point. The farmland started to evolve into suburbia as spaces between houses were filled with more houses. Fairview Village became Fairview Park in 1948, and the year before, Cuyahoga County's first shopping center was built here.
ISBN: 9780738552040
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 183
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Frank Barnett grew up in Fairview Park in the 1960s and 1970s. Barnett sketches out the evolution of Fairview Park, a city of some 20,000 people, using historic photographs mostly from the Fairview Park Historical Society and the Cleveland Press Archives at Cleveland State University.
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