The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Collection

A joint venture of the Cleveland State University Library and the Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Collage

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens, extending along East Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Cleveland's University Circle area, is a unique collection of landscaped, themed gardens each representing a different ethnic group/organization in Cleveland. The gardens, 23 in number, represent many of the cultural backgrounds of Cleveland's diverse population.

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The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Collection is a collaborative digital project between The Cleveland State University Library and the Cleveland Public Library. 220 black and white photographs and maps from both the Cleveland Press Photograph Collection at Cleveland State University and the Photograph Collection at Cleveland Public Library were digitized, cataloged and indexed in Cleveland Memory to provide a historical pictorial perspective of the gardens from the early to mid part of the 20th century. This collection contains images from nearly all of the gardens.