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Hough

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Background

Hough is located five minutes from downtown along Chester or Euclid Avenues, from East 55th to East 105th. Public transportation by bus is available along Euclid Avenue.

History

Hough is a community that was greatly influenced by the development around it. The western part of the neighborhood was solidly middle class while the eastern end was upper class. Euclid Avenue, the southern border of the neighborhood, at the turn of the century was known as Millionaire's Row because of the large mansions built by the many industrialists of that time. The eastern border of the area is land that was donated to the City of Cleveland by John D. Rockefeller as a park, and it has since served as the center of the City's cultural institutions.

Residential

There are a variety of housing styles available in Hough, including Colonials and doubles along with some Victorian mansions, and new construction ranging from basic Colonials, Cape Cods to large English-style Tudors. A ride down East 89th Street, between Euclid and Hough gives one a feel for Hough's past with its beautiful mansions, while Hough and Lexington Avenues shows the neighborhood's future with new residential construction.

Commercial

Commercial districts are located on East 55th Street and Euclid Avenue. Retail needs such as grocery and pharmacy can now be met at the new Church Square shopping center on Euclid Avenue. Other retail can be accessed in downtown Cleveland.

Points of Interest

The Cleveland Indians Baseball team had its home in the Hough neighborhood early in this century at East 66th and Lexington Avenues. The field was called League Park and it now houses a community center in which children's sports leagues play baseball, football and basketball. Hough is also home of the Cleveland Health Museum and parts of Rockefeller Park.

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