Fairhill Road Village Historic District

Land Layout

Fairhill Road Village consists of thirteen buildings straddling the boundary between Cleveland and Cleveland Heights, set along the ravine that is part of the Shaker Lakes Park.  The district includes five semi-detached units and three one-family dwellings. The Fairhill Road Village development was designed in an English Cotswold style to resemble an English hamlet.  Varied details achieve the hamlet feeling through a variety of window treatments, including box bay windows, diamond shaped pane windows and casement windows.  Pointed arch windows are found in gables, which vary in size and treatment.


The landscaping was planned by landscape architect A. Donald Gray, who had been associated with Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects early in his career. Architect Antonio DiNardo designed the original concept for Fairhill Village but resigned in 1929; architect Harold Fullerton continued the project. Both Dinardo and Gray were early residents of the village which included other prominent Clevelanders, including the founders of Karamu House.

Road Access

The area is accessed via Fairhill Road and the northernmost units are located in Cleveland Heights abutting beautiful Shaker Lakes parkland.  Often referred to as "Belgian Village," they are a unique feature along Cleveland Heights' southernmost border.