Cleveland Ohio- Fun Facts oh and it’s Friday.
There is a lot to write about Cleveland’s 220-year history. The city is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Pennsylvania border.
It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location on the lake shore, as well as being connected to numerous canals and railroad lines.
Cleveland’s economy has diversified sectors that include manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedical. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Fun Facts about Cleveland
1. The Name
Cleveland obtained its name on July 22, 1796. The surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company laid out Connecticut’s Western Reserve into townships naming the capital city “Cleaveland” after their leader, General Moses Cleaveland.
You might notice the misspelling? The name was changed because the name was one character too long for the masthead.
2. Earliest indoor shopping mal
The Arcade in downtown Cleveland, is a Victorian-era structure of two nine-story buildings, joined by a five-story arcade with a glass skylight spanning over 300 feet along the four balconies.
Erected in 1890, at a cost of $867,000, the Arcade opened on Memorial Day (May 30, 1890),and is identified as one of the earliest indoor shopping malls in the United States. The Arcade was modified in 1939, remodeling the Euclid Avenue entrance and adding some structural support.