Aerial View, Aug. 1969


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Aerial View, Aug. 1969

Gordon Park as seen from the air in August 1969.

The road running through the middle of this photograph is the Lakeland Freeway (later to become part of the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway/I-90). The freeway bisected Gordon Park and cut off its lakefront areas from the ball fields, playground and wooded areas further inland. In the foreground can be seen the landfill that eventually became Dike 14, and is now known as the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. From 1979 to 1999, sediment dredged from the Cuyahoga River and Cleveland Harbor was dumped at Dike 14, creating what is now an 88-acre nature preserve.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State Library Special Collections


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