Severance Hall Has Been Intertwined With Cleveland's History Since 1931
By Nikki Rhoades|Published April 07, 2020
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
The history of Severance Hall in Cleveland is a fascinating tale. This building – one of the most impressive sites in University Circle – mirrors the vitality and endurance of Clevelanders. It was built as the world faced economic collapse, and it flourished and celebrated international art as the world moved into World War II. It survived the summer of love and the dilapidation and defacing encountered by other Cleveland landmarks like Playhouse Square. Yes, this magnificent building has a story to tell, and it’s one every Clevelander deserves to hear. Check it out:
The history of Cleveland’s Severance Hall is one of endurance, dedication, and inspiration. This building came to be despite depression, the death of one of its philanthropists, and the demanding maintenance of the materials it is composed of. Severance Hall has a story as fascinating as that of Cleveland itself, and it is a landmark every local should visit at least once.