In 2014, County Planning was awarded a grant from the Ohio History Connection to survey single-family housing constructed between 1945 and 1969. The survey included a review of 160,000 buildings, resulting in one of the largest and most comprehensive inventories of its type undertaken in the nation.
Mid-20th Century Architecture and History Reconnaissance Survey
The Mid-20th Century Architecture and History Reconnaissance Survey is the first comprehensive examination of the architecture and development history of mid-20th century homes in Cuyahoga County. It identified 35 potential historic districts in 23 Cuyahoga County communities.
The survey identified residential historic districts that could be candidates for the National Register of Historic Places. This inventory complements the survey of pre-1945 single-family housing completed by County Planning in 2007.
The Mid-20th Century Architecture and History Reconnaissance Survey was made possible in part by a grant from the Ohio History Connection’s History Fund. The History Fund is supported exclusively by voluntary donations of Ohio income tax refunds and designated gifts to the Ohio Historic Connection. www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund