Horseshoe Lake

Horseshoe Lake (HM6PL)

Location: Shaker Heights, OH 44120 Cuyahoga County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 28.948', W 81° 33.67'

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In 1822, Ralph Russell, a Connecticut pioneer who had settled in Warrensville Township ten years earlier, founded the North Union Shaker Community. The Shakers created Horseshoe Lake in 1852 when they built a dam across Doan Brook and harnessed its waterpower to operate a woolen mill near Lee Road and South Park Boulevard. The community disbanded in 1889; its 1,366 acres were eventually sold to a real estate syndicate from Buffalo, New York, the Shaker Heights Land Company. In 1896, this group deeded the Shaker Lakes Parklands to the City of Cleveland to preserve the green space in perpetuity. Ten years later, the Van Sweringen Company began to develop Shaker Heights Village as a Garden City suburb where William J. Van Aken served as mayor from 1915 until 1950. In the 1960s local residents successfully fought the proposed Clark Freeway, saving Horseshoe Lake and the Parklands from destruction.
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HM NumberHM6PL
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number67-18
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Van Aken Family / the City of Shaker Heights, the Shaker Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 7:10am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 453150 N 4592469
Decimal Degrees41.48246667, -81.56116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 28.948', W 81° 33.67'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 28' 56.88" N, 81° 33' 40.20" W
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Area Code(s)216
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16800 S Park Blvd, Shaker Heights OH 44120, US
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