Cleveland Home for Aged Colored People
Cleveland Home For Aged Colored People
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Late Victorian|
|MPS||Black History TR|
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|Added to NRHP||December 17, 1982|
The home was founded by Eliza Bryant, a woman who was active in welcoming African Americans migrating to Cleveland from southern states. In her work, she learned that elderly African Americans were often left alone as a result of slavery. With the help of Sarah Green and Lethia Flemming, she began in 1893 to establish a home for the elderly. The home opened on August 11, 1897. The Cedar Avenue building operated as a 19-bed facility from 1914 through 1967, when the board made the decision to move to a larger 47-bed facility at 1380 Addison Road. The home had been renamed in 1960 to the Eliza Bryant Home for the Aged in recognition of its founder. The Addison Road facility was becoming increasingly expensive to maintain, so the board made the decision to rebuild in the inner city. In 1985, the new Eliza Bryant Center was opened.
The historic building on Cedar Avenue is now owned and operated by Fresh Start, Inc., as Fresh Start Halfway House for men who are recovering from substance abuse. It also provides a 12-week after-care program.
On December 17, 1982, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places