How Did Cleveland's Neighborhoods Get Their Names?

On The Sound of Ideas, historian Dr. John Grabowski discusses how Cleveland neighborhoods were named. [Alexander Lukatskiy/shutterstock]
On The Sound of Ideas, historian Dr. John Grabowski discusses how Cleveland neighborhoods were named. [Alexander Lukatskiy/shutterstock]
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You may have lived in Tremont all your life, but do you know how it got it's name? Or that for a short period of time, it was actually called Cleveland Heights? But wait? Isn't that on the East side?  
A city's name can help define a place and ourselves. Think about it -- how much of your identity is tied to the city where you're from? 

Historian Dr. John Grabowski will be giving a virtual presentation tonight at 6, all about Cleveland's neighborhoods. It's called, "Who Names the Neighborhood: A Question of Identity"  and it's part of this year's Cleveland Humanities Festival hosted by Case Western Reserve University. This year's theme is all about identity.

Then on The Sound of Ideas, we'll share a fascinating story of a Cleveland public school teacher who made a major life change to move to Alaska, to be closer to nature. 

 

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Register for Who Names the Neighborhood: A Question of Identity

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Guests: 

- John Grabowski, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Applied History, Case Western Reserve University & Senior Vice President, Research & Publications, Western Reserve Historical Society

- Ted Carter, Teacher and Cleveland Native  
- Justin Glanville, Reporter and Producer, ideastream

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