Broadway Avenue is the centerpiece of this neighborhood known for its ethnic enslaves and rich history. One of the oldest sections of Cleveland, the neighborhood still maintains a unique character and ever-changing population.

Location: The Broadway neighborhood is split into two distinctive parts - North and South Broadway, which are distrmet city statistical planning areas (SPAs).Interstate 490 is the northern border of Broadway. To the East is the neighborhood of Union Miles. Both Broadway Avenue and Turney Avenue create the border there. Fleet Avenue is the main artery in South Broadway and the southern border is defined by I- 77. North Broadway Map. South Broadway Map.

The neighborhood of Broadway was one of the first in Cuyahoga County. There are recorded settlers as far back as 1796. Broadway was also one of the first sections of Cleveland to be shaped by the industrial revolution and the immigrants that located in the neighborhood because of the jobs in the flats. Initially, Czech and Polish settlers called Broadway home.

Smaller houses with front porches, built for factory workers, are found on tree lined streets in the northern portion of Broadway. Many of these houses are built close to the sidewalk and give the neighborhood a tight-knit feel.

North of Fleet Avenue on East 65th Street one will find the East 65th Street National Historic District. This area is one of three Polish neighborhoods in the city and is home to St. Stanislaus church, the Orlikowski House, and the Bohemia Jewish Cemetery.

The term "Slavic Village" came from the heavy concentration of Czech and Polish immigrants who once lived in a settlement around East 65th Street and Fleet Avenue. These were the main retail and commercial streets in this neighborhood.

Located at 6523 Baxter Avenue, the Bohemia Jewish Cemetery is the final resting place of residents who once lived in the Broadway community.Broadway also has many small parks and playgrounds for community use.

Referred to as "Warszawa", Slavic Village is an integral part of the Broadway neighborhood. The Orlikowski House, located at 6502 Chambers Avenue was the original home of Frank and Bernard Orlikowski.
Orlikowski House

These brothers were influential in the mid 1800s the 1900s in political life in Warszawa. Frank was a paving contractor at the time and Bernard served on Cleveland's City Council in 1920.

St. Stanislaus Church stands at 3649 East 65th Street. This church, built in 1891, is second in size only to the great St. Patrick's in New York City.
St. Stanislaus Church

Bohemian National Hall
The Broadway Avenue/East 55th Street Historic District runs from Barkwell Avenue to Cable Avenue on Broadway Avenue and from Hamm Avenue to McBride Avenue on East 55th Street.

This area includes 41 commercial buildings, which date back as far as 1888. Cleveland had a Czech population close to 90,000 strong - this includes first and seconds generation residents. Only Chicago had a larger population. This district was the commercial center for the Czech population, mainly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Polish National Home
Broadway is home to the Polish National Alliance; a hall built in 1921 for the Polish National Home. Located at 7205 Fullerton Avenue, the hall stands as a symbol of the strength of the Polish immigrant community and the Polish community in Cleveland today.

Recently rediscovered and part of plans for a new park and bike trail, Mill Creek Falls is located off Warner Road near the intersection of Miles, Broadway, Warner and Tuner Avenues. The waterfall itself once served as a source of natural power for those who chose to settle in this area.
Mill Creek Falls

Sokol Polish Hall
Originally the Second United Presbyterian Church, Sokol Polish Hall was acquired and transformed in 1915 into the structure it is today located at 7146 Broadway Avenue.

One of the most famous factories, the Worsted Mills, was an imposing structure along Broadway avenue. After a devastating fire, only the original smoke stack remains and the site is being redevelop with a new boys and girls club and athletic fields. The park area will link to the Metroparks Canal Reservation and the Ohio and Erie Canal Heritage Corridor.

The Slavic Village Development Corporation has a twenty year history of neighborhood revitalization activities. It has been involved in home repairs, housing rehabilitation, weatherization, store front restoration, and new housing construction.

Slavic Village is the sponsor of the Mill Creek development which will bring 217 new units of single family housing to the Warner-Turney neighborhood of Broadway. North Broadway Property Information. South Broadway Property Information.
Mill Creek Housing

Mill Creek
Mill Creek is the largest new housing construction project in Cleveland in the past 50 years. The site has a commons and is being connected by a bike trail to the Metroparks and Mill Creek Falls.

Broadway has a number of private and non-profit institutions that have made a long term commitment to the neighborhood.
Broadway United Methodist Church

Third Federal Saving Headquarters
Headquartered in Broadway, Third Federal Savings has demonstrated o.k. interest and its commitment to this neighborhood with a $20 million expansion effort of their corporate headquarters. They are also investing in the adjacent commercial area and sponsoring new housing construction.

Our Lady of Lourdes is a stunning High Victorian Gothic Church located at 3398 East 55th Avenue. In the entrance to this church, visitors will find two square fašade towers.
Our Lady of Lourdes

University Settlement
University Settlement, a member agency of Neighborhood Centers Association provides opportunities for Seniors including a meals program.

The Broadway School of Music & the Arts is located on Broadway Avenue and provides opportunities for lessons and instruction.
Broadway School of Music & the Arts

The neighborhood still has a community hospital, St. Michaels, which residents mobilized to keep open after plans were announced to curtail services.

The community has a long history of collective neighborhood action. In the 1970's the Citizens to Bring Broadway Back changed city plans to close a fire station and instead, a new fire station was built to meet the needs of the neighborhood.

For more information about housing opportunities in the Broadway neighborhood, contact the Slavic Village Development Corporation or visit the housing tour.

For more housing information in North Broadway click here.
For more housing information in South Broadway click here. Or contact the Slavic Village Development Corporation.
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