The Burnham Mall

The Burnham Mall (HMBRF)

Location: Cleveland, OH 44114 Cuyahoga County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 30.237', W 81° 41.71'

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The Group Plan of 1903

In August 1903, architects Daniel H. Burnham, John M. Carr?re, and Arnold W. Brunner presented Mayor Tom L. Johnson and the City of Cleveland a plan that epitomized the City Beautiful Movement in America. The Group Plan envisioned a grand landscaped mall surrounded by public buildings in the Beaux-Arts style. The plan would create a monumental civic center, influence the design of buildings throughout the city, and lay the foundation for a city planning commission. The first of its kind in the nation, the Group Plan, as built, was the most completely realized of Burnham's city planning efforts. In its green space and architecture, the Mall remains an enduring and vital element of Cleveland's civic culture.
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"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency."

Daniel Burnham (1846-1912), Architect/City Planner
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number72-18
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe City of Cleveland and City Planning Commission, the Cleveland Mall Plaza Beautification Fund, and the Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 1:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 441982 N 4594935
Decimal Degrees41.50395000, -81.69516667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 30.237', W 81° 41.71'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 30' 14.22" N, 81° 41' 42.60" W
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Area Code(s)216, 330, 440
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland OH 44114, US
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