“View from The Overlook” Archives

“View from The Overlook,” the journal of the Cleveland Heights Historical Society,  is mailed free to all members of the society. The journal features original research and stories on the history of Cleveland Heights written by scholars and experts of the city’s history.  Below, please find back issues of the journal available for download in .pdf form.  Like what you see? Please consider joining the society today!

  • Summer 1997 – Introducing the Cleveland Heights Historical Society
  • Spring 2002 – Euclid Golf/ The First Settler
  • Spring 2004 – Eric Mendelsohn & Park Synagogue
  • Summer 2004 – Mr. Brown’s Neighborhood/The Clark, Lee, and Heights Freeways
  • Fall 2004 – Sears Catalog Homes/Stadium Square
  • Spring 2005 – When Bad Ideas Happen to Good Suburbs: Surrey Place
  • Summer 2005 – A Brief History of Forest Hill
  • Fall 2005 – Whatever Happened to Park School?/Drive By History: Dean Dairy
  • Winter 2006 – Natural Art Treasures in Cleveland Heights/A Brief History of Shaker Heights
  • Spring 2006 – The Firemen’s ‘Clubhouses’ of Cleveland Heights/ The Kelvin Home
  • Summer 2006 – Before the JCC: A Pictorial Tour of ‘Glen Allen’
  • Winter 2007 – Local People & Local Memories: The Cleveland Heights Oral History Project
  • Spring 2007 – Drive By History: The Painter Estate
  • Summer 2007 – Obscene History in the Heights: The Case of Nino Jacobellis and ‘Les Amants’
  • Fall 2007 – Cleveland Heights’ Liberty Row/Cleveland Heights: A Restful Place to ‘Take the Cure’
  • Winter 2008 – Discovering the 19th Century in Northern Cleveland Heights
  • Spring 2008 – The Struggle for Fair Housing in Cleveland Heights: The St. Ann Audit
  • Summer 2008 – The Struggle for Fair Housing in Cleveland Heights: The St. Ann Audit (Part 2)
  • Fall 2008 – Remnants of ‘Old Cleveland Heights’
  • Winter 2009 – Celebrating Cumberland
  • Spring 2009 – Discovering Change: Cleveland Heights Congregations
  • Summer 2009 – Household Names From the Heights
  • Fall 2009 – Inglewood: Cleveland Heights’ Latest ‘Historic Neighborhood’
  • Spring 2010 – Grandeur From the Earliest Days of Cleveland Heights
  • Summer 2010 – Heights Houses Go Modern
  • Fall 2010 – Heights Schools Begin Their Second Century
  • Spring 2011 – Walker & Weeks – An Architectural Power in Cleveland Heights
  • Summer 2011 – The Alcazar Hotel: Cleveland Heights’ First (and only) ‘Palace Hotel’
  • Winter 2011 – The Rich History of Lot 11
  • Fall 2011 – Cedar-Lee Musings and Memories
  • Winter 2012 – The Briggs Estate: Living Large in Cleveland Heights
  • Summer 2012 – First and Second-Hand Looks at Longwood
  • Fall 2012 – The Other Forest Hill: Grant Deming’s Garden-Suburb Allotment
  • Spring 2013 – Raising Cain Park
  • Summer 2013 – Viktor Schreckengost: How Cleveland Heights’ ‘Frightening Guest’ Became a Legend
  • Fall 2013 – Cleveland Heights: Land of Surf and Sun?
  • Spring 2014 – Coventry Library
  • Summer 2014 – Riding the Witches to Heathen Ridge
  • Spring 2015 – Philip Johnson: On and Off the Overlook
  • Summer 2015 – From Overlook Down Murray Hill