Washington Boulevard, ca. 1921


This file appears in: Grant Deming's Forest Hill
Washington Boulevard, ca. 1921

Curvilinear Washington Boulevard, platted by the F. A. Pease Engineering Company, which also laid out Shaker Heights, was intended as the grand boulevard of Forest Hill. It arced eastward from Coventry Road. After only one mansion was completed by the outbreak of World War I, the Deming syndicate resurveyed 100-foot-wide lots into 50-60 foot properties on Washington and introduced a "dinky," a single-track electric trolley line, to entice more middle-class buyers from Cleveland. Having stimulated the development of numerous homes by the early 1920s, the streetcar was removed.


This file appears in: Grant Deming's Forest Hill