Spotlight on Lee-Harvard: Illustrating Our Story

December 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Harvard Community Services Center
18240 Harvard Ave
Cleveland, OH 44128
Michael Fleenor
(216) 426-1000

Spotlight on Lee-Harvard

Tucked away off Lee Road is the historic Arthur Bussey neighborhood. This grouping of sturdy brick houses lines Myrtle Avenue and Highview Road, with many properties still exhibiting original mid-century details such as aluminum awnings and wrought iron railings. Located within Ward 1, the Bussey Subdivision is part of the original “move-up” neighborhood for African-American Clevelanders. With several houses still inhabited by original owners, the Bussey Subdivision stands as a testament to African American builders and homeowners who overcame obstacles in the 1950s and early 1960s to create a suburban experience in the City.

In collaboration with Councilman Terrell Pruitt and the Harvard Community Services Center, the Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) is presenting two community events that explore the cultural heritage of Ward 1, which is comprised of Lee-Harvard, Lee-Seville, and Miles Heights.

Illustrating Our Story

Illustrating Our Story will be held on Saturday, December 2nd, from

4:00 pm- 6:00 pm, at Harvard Community Services Center. In this community meeting, participants can have their personal photographic images and memorabilia related to building, buying and living in Lee-Harvard digitized. The images will be available through the Cleveland Public Library digital collection and the Cleveland Memory Project of Cleveland State University, helping to build and promote the history of this important neighborhood.

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