West 29th Street & Bridge Avenue


This file appears in: John W. Heisman
West 29th Street & Bridge Avenue

For more than forty years, 2825 Bridge Ave. was designated erroneously by the Ohio Historical Society as the birth site of John Heisman. The house, pictured here in 1978, was built in the 1910s. As early as 1984, the accuracy of the location came into doubt. Plain Dealer reporter Thomas Andrzejewski believed the correct location was actually 4006-8 Bridge Ave. In 2002, local architectural historian Craig Bobby discovered conclusively that the correct location was 3928 Bridge Ave. The homes were renumbered in 1906, a change that produced the original error that landed the marker in the wrong place.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State University. Michael Schwartz Library. Special Collections.


This file appears in: John W. Heisman