Talk:Lakewood, Ohio

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Please list any other projects currently underway in Lakewood[edit]

A few of us have been trying to get the Lakewood Wiki page up-to-date with development projects in the city. Please continue to add to this list and add any other Lakewood information that you may have. Howabout making the Lakewood Wikipedia page the best one for NE Ohio!???


East Rockport?[edit]

Hello Lakewood, I'm editing Kirtland Cutter who was born in "East Rockport, Ohio". I googled the name and I found that east rockport is now lakewood. But I want to be sure. Anyone know about kirtland cutter and know if he was born in what is now called lakewood? and if this is correct should we make a re-direct from east rockport, ohio to lakewood ohio? I'm just not familiar enough with ohio to change things. thanks --cda 15:04, 3 March 2006 (UTC)



Yes, Lakewood was originally known as East Rockport.

History of Lakewood, OH

Dr. Jared Potter Kirtland[edit]

Dr. Kirtland's home was called "Whippoorwill" which was located on the southwest corner of Detroit Avenue and Bunts Road, where a grocery store now stands. Two blocks further north toward Lake Erie is a small side street named Whippoorwill that runs between Clifton Blvd. and Lake Ave. presumably along what would have been near the eastern border of the original estate.

1902 Photo of Whippoorwill from the Cleveland Memory Project

An article at the Lakewood Historical Society mentions Spokane architect Kirtland Cutter as his great-grandson:

Local History Files: 7: Biography K-L | 7:8

That article also makes mention of a Swiss cottage built around 1896 and designed by Kirtland Cutter, that stood at the corner of Detroit Ave. and Manor Park Ave. (2 blocks west of Bunts Road):

14206 Detroit Avenue

"one of the top 5 libraries"?[edit]

The page currently says: "The Lakewood Library is normally ranked one of the top 5 libraries in the USA on a regular basis." I find this hard to believe. It's a typical small suburban library. It's not in the class of, say, the public libraries of Cleveland, New York, San Francisco or San Jose.

Is there any substantiation for this claim?

206.171.40.11 02:33, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

The Lakewood Library Site says:

In 2004, Lakewood Pubic Library scored 939 points and placed 2nd among the 530 public libraries in the United States serving populations of 50,000-99,000 in Hennen's American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR). In 2003 Lakewood Public Library was ranked number one among 541 public libraries. In fact, the Library's rating score that year was highest of all libraries in any population category. In 2002 Lakewood Public Library was ranked number one among 523 libraries compared. Factors included: amount spent on library materials per person; number of library staff members; number of times materials are borrowed; amount of materials checked out per visit; reference questions answered; library materials borrowed each hour and library visits per hour. See more Library facts.

More at: Hennen's American Public Library Ratings -Dan D. Ric 02:53, 13 February 2007 (UTC)


Politics[edit]

The information on the January 2008 presidential straw poll is irrelevant and should be deleted. The city's politics deserve much more than that. Who's mayor, who's the judge, who's the city council president? Hanksummers (talk) 21:06, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

I agree. The straw poll on national political issues is not appropriate. I actually thought I'd deleted that when I saw it. TJRC (talk) 21:16, 6 March 2008 (UTC)


Gay Community[edit]

Why is there no mention of the gay community that Lakewood is probably most well-known for to Clevelanders? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.205.37.27 (talk) 02:26, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Because you haven't written it. TJRC (talk) 04:43, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

You can just do it. You have statistics. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Domanator (talkcontribs) 00:56, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

While Lakewood may have been a gayborhood 1970s and 80s, the gay community in Northeast Ohio has spread out geographically since then. The area immediately east of Lakewood (up to the W. 117th Street border) is more heavily gay in both population and businesses than Lakewood proper. Large numbers of gay men live in the Tremont neighborhood, as well as in Cleveland Heights (which also has a promiment Lesbian population).Bills16309 (talk) 14:26, 7 June 2009 (UTC)