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When Bad Ideas Happen to Good Suburbs

In this section we present some of the most dramatic “improvement” projects that (thankfully) never happened. The most famous is the first initiative in the series: the proposed Clark, Lee and Heights Freeways of the late 1960s. As many readers will observe, the story is excerpted from Marian Morton’s “Cleveland Heights: The Making of an Urban Suburb,” which is available at Borders, Appletree Books and The Cleveland Heights Historical Society extends its gratitude to Ms. Morton and encourages everyone to obtain a copy of her wonderful book.

Over the next year, additional stories will be added to the section, so check back regularly for more bad things!

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Bad Ideas Stories List

Cleveland Heights and The National Register of Historic Places

Lost Cleveland Heights

Researching Your House

Temple on the Heights Versus the Rockefellers

The Euclid Avenue of the Heights
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Household Names from the Heights

The Streets of Cleveland Heights

When Bad Ideas Happen to Good Suburbs

Sears Catalog Homes: The Cleveland Heights Connection

Drive By History:  Dean's Dairy

National Art Treasures in Cleveland Heights

The Firemen's "Clubhouses" of Cleveland Heights

The Kelvin Home: Cleveland Heights Leads the Way to "A New And Better Way of Living"

Local People and Local Memories: The Cleveland Heights Oral History Project

Cleveland Heights and the National Preservation Movement

Obscene History in the Heights: The Case of Nico Jacobellis and Les Amants

Cleveland Heights: A Restful Place to "Take the Cure"

The Struggle for Fair Housing in Cleveland Heights: The St. Ann Audit

Discovering Change: Cleveland Heights Congregations

Remembering Cumberland Park

Get Comfortable with the Bungalows of Cleveland Heights

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