Fairmount Boulevard District

History & Characteristics

The significance of the Fairmount Boulevard District lies in its cohesiveness as an upper-income suburban community of the World War I era. The district encompasses Fairmount Boulevard from near Cedar Road to Wellington Road and encompasses parts of two other historic districts: Euclid Golf and Shaker Farm. The Fairmount Boulevard Historic District constitutes one of the best existing examples of the main thoroughfares in a high-class development using controlled suburban residential planning in the early twentieth century, which may now be seen as the classic period of such planning in America. This is partly due to the architectural and landscaping restrictions which were imposed with a firm discipline.

Landscapes & Architects

In addition nearly all of the Cleveland’s major architects of the era are represented on Fairmount Boulevard: Walker and Weeks, Small and Rowley, Meade and Hamilton, Frederick Striebinger and Charles Schneider executed commissions along the boulevard ranging in style from Jacobean to Tudor, Georgian to French, and Renaissance Revival to Cotswold. Landscape architect such as the Olmsted Brothers, Pitkin and Moss, and Warren Manning worked in conjunction with the architects.