This Is What Cleveland Looked Like 100 Years Ago And It May Surprise You

It seems that even within the past decade, Cleveland has undergone an immense amount of transformation. But looking back even further, we see that this sort of change has been the norm for the past century. Photographs from the early 20th century provide a glimpse into our familiar city as it appeared nearly one hundred years ago: nearly unrecognizable.

And even so, with buildings that have been replaced, modes of transportation that have been updated, and streets that have been paved over many times, there’s something intangibly familiar about these pictures and the figures in them. See what you think.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

What are your thoughts on these photographs from the early twentieth century? Do you see mostly similarities or differences? Be sure to share your thoughts with us!