Historic Landmarks

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The Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission was created by City Council in 1973 to preserve and promote buildings, works of art and other objects of historical or architectural value to the community. The Commission has designated over 50 Landmarks since its inception. The Commission has seven members appointed to three-year terms by City Council. Commission activities are funded by the City and supported by staff. Download and view the Landmarks Booklet (PDF).


Landmark nominations are made by Commission members or by owners seeking designation for their properties. Nominations must be accompanied by thorough research and documentation. After receiving a nomination, the Landmark Commission tours the site and discusses its Landmark eligibility. Properties may be Landmarked for their architectural and/or historic significance to the community.

Plaques & Identifiers

Designated Cleveland Heights Landmarks can be identified by their circular bronze Landmark plaques, often located near the front entry. Owners are expected to keep these valuable resources in good condition so they remain for future generations. If a Landmark property owner wishes to make exterior alterations to the property, Landmark Commission approval is necessary.

Additional Information & Contacts

For more information on the Landmark program, please contact the Planning Department at 216-291-4863.