Ground Breaking for Cleveland City Hall


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Ground Breaking for Cleveland City Hall

Many plans had been suggested for a government office specifically designed for the city. For many years, however, nothing was acted upon. An ambitious multi-building undertaking was finally proposed, seeking to transform Lakeside Avenue into a Mall complex, with City Hall being part of it. The project became known as the Cleveland Group Plan. The Group Plan Commission, consisting of members Daniel Burnham, Arnold Brunner and John Carrere, presented its plan to Mayor Tom Johnson in 1903. City Hall was designed in 1907 and construction began in 1912.

Image Courtesy of Cleveland States University. Michael Schwartz Library. Special Collections.


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