Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Cleveland And They’re Incredible

Cleveland has a spectacularly long history. When Connecticut Land Company surveyors carved townships and our beloved City of Cleveland into Connecticut’s Western Reserve in 1796, a tradition of preservation was sparked. Over the years, Clevelanders have done an impressive job of documenting their accomplishments. Today, historic photos of Cleveland’s past speak volumes about the city’s expansion. The rare and spectacular glimpse into the past that they offer will humble and amaze you.

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The history of Northeast Ohio is fascinating. The historic buildings and brick roads hide stories of yore, but photographs capture the personalities of our predecessors and place us directly in a particular moment in time.

For an additional glimpse into Cleveland history, check out our favorite vintage photos.