About the Project


This database is a collaborative project of the Shaker Heights Landmark Commission and the Shaker Heights Public Library, supported in part by an award from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives and Records Administration; and by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society.

Many dedicated volunteers scanned over 10,000 original Building Cards and spent hundreds of hours entering data into this database. Our thanks go to:


Josh AllenAmanda KellerJennifer Relich
Alessandra BlissMegan KennersleyNancy Sin
Naomi BrantleyWinston MarRick Smith
David DistelhorstKaren MarshallAshley Solomon
Ahtera DixonChristina MoffettAnnette Sutherland
Geoffrey HarePatrice MooreSusie Turiel
Alisa HowardSusan ReeseSusan Vitantonio


In 2013 HistoricShaker.com, which consists of this database and the Shaker Heights content on the smartphone app ClevelandHistorical, won two statewide awards: the Ohio Historic Preservation Office's Public Education and Awareness Award, which honors projects that increase interest in historic preservation; and the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board's Archives Achievement Award, which was created to recognize accomplishments in preserving and improving access to historical records.

This project was administered by Meghan Hays, Local History Librarian, Shaker Heights Public Library and Ann Klavora, Senior Planner, City of Shaker Heights, with assistance from Kelly Beck, Planning Specialist, City of Shaker Heights.