How can I learn more about the history of my home and/or about Shaker Heights?

In honor of the City's 2012 Centennial, the Shaker Heights Landmark Commission and the Shaker Heights Public Library collaborated on a project to assist and encourage citizen historians to learn more about their homes, neighborhoods, and heritage.


The Cleveland Historical smart phone app and website features information about nearly 50 landmark properties in Shaker Heights. The Historic Building Cards database includes information gathered from over 10,000 index cards. The original cards were created for each new building in Shaker Heights, and typically include information such as the date the home was built, the names of the home's architect, builder, and original owner, and the estimated cost to build the home.


Learn more about both resources from the Historic Shaker website.

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1. When must I appear before the Landmark Commission? What are the review procedures?
2. How can I learn more about the history of my home and/or about Shaker Heights?