100 Years in 100 Days: Upper Shaker Heights
100 photos 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 photo is an advertisement for Upper Shaker Heights, a development located in the Lomond neighborhood. Note the promise that this development is for those who want the best at "ordinary prices." Other pages in the brochure appeal to buyers who "always wished (they) could buy a real home in a properly restricted high class neighborhood..."
That phrase referred to the types of restrictive covenants that kept Blacks, Catholics and Jews from buying property in Shaker Heights. The clauses were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1948.
Sources: Shakeronline.com, Clevelandmemory.org
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