Brooklyn - Center Neighborhood Tour


A former rural community, the Village of Brooklyn had its center at the intersection of Pearl Road and Denison Avenue. Today Brooklyn Center lays claim to a tight-knit community and diverse housing. Brooklyn Center has an historic district with landmarks and a rich history and has seen significant retail redevelopment.

Location:Location: Located on the west side of Cleveland, Brooklyn Center sits between Interstate 71 and Fulton Road, a major thoroughfare in the City. To the south are Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Big Creek. Brooklyn Center extends North to West 25th and I-71. The northern border is the neighborhoods of Tremont and Clark-Fulton. West 44th Street comprises the western edge of Brooklyn Center while West 13th is the eastern-most street in this neighborhood. Neighborhood Map.

Brooklyn center has a varied and eclectic housing stock, making this neighborhood ideal for homeowners.

The assortment of housing ranges from early nineteenth century American architecture to present day construction.

Residential renovation has found its way to Brooklyn center starting in the 1980s and continuing into the 1990s. Instead of constructing new buildings, Brooklyn center has focused on preservation of its historic housing. Renewal extends includes the East Denison School and the Jones Home for Children.

Another example of an important historical structure is Brooklyn Savings and Loan Company. J. Milton Dyer, who built Cleveland City Hall, built this remarkable structure in 1904. (No photo available).

In addition to the old, new structures have been built maintaining the character of the neighborhood. A new fire station located at 3765 Pearl Road was recently built and is noted for its architectural character.
Fire Station

A large section in Brooklyn center is on the National Register of Historic Places and was been designated as a Cleveland Landmark District.

Opened in 1994, Brooklyn center Shopping Plaza is an important addition to the commercial center of this neighborhood at Pearl and Dennison. The Plaza itself is located at West 25th Street and Archwood Avenue.
Brooklyn center Shopping Plaza

Overlooking Brookside Valley is Miller Apartments. These apartments were built in 1890 and are a unique illustration of Queen Anne style homes. They are located at 3929 West 22nd Street. (No photo available)

Near the center of this neighborhood is Garden Court which boasts the Brooklyn center Burying Ground. Developed in 1835, this area is the burial site for many of Cleveland's historical figures and families. It is the oldest burial place in this neighborhood and surrounding area.

Mission-style architecture is apparent in the Eighth Reformed Church, located at 2409 Willowdale Avenue. Built in 1909, this church stands as an exceptional example of this particular style. (No photo available yet)

The oldest standing building on Pearl Road, in Brooklyn center, is the Mallo House, built in 1904. This house is of the Italianate style and its rear portion dates back to the 1850s.

Within a congregation dating back to 1818, Brooklyn Memorial United Methodist Church has a striking stained-glass dome center. The original church was built in 1818, followed by construction of a new church structure in 1911. The original church still stands behind the United Methodist, located at 2607 Archwood Avenue.





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