100 Years in 100 Days: Lee-Scottsdale Building
100 photographs that define Shaker Heights
Shaker Heights Patch is celebrating the 100 years of Shaker Heights history by creating an online scrapbook. Each day for 100 days, we'll feature a photograph that helps tell the story of Shaker Heights.
Today's illustration features the Lee-Scottsdale Building at 3756 Lee Rd. The building was completed in 1930 and served as the headquarters of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association.
The organization was founded in 1892 as the Prva Katolicka Slovenska Zenska Jednota or First Catholic Slovak Ladies Union, and provided insurance to Slovak immigrant women. A close look shows the original name chiseled in arch of the building on Lee Road.
The FCSLA presently has 85,000 members and offers insurance and other financial products to "men, women and children of Slav (sic) descent living in the United States," according to the organization website.
The organization moved its headquarters to 24950 Chagrin Blvd., in the late 1960s. The Lee-Scottsdale building houses two businesses: Nile Valley Restaurant and the Islamic Bookstore.
You can join our celebration of Shaker Heights history. Share your memories in the comments. Or upload your photos and we'll feature them in this scrapbook. Follow #ShakerCentennial on Twitter.