Plaza Apartments (Cleveland, Ohio)

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Plaza Apartments
Plaza Apartments, Prospect Avenue, Cleveland.jpg
Plaza Apartments (Cleveland, Ohio) is located in Cleveland
Plaza Apartments (Cleveland, Ohio)
Plaza Apartments (Cleveland, Ohio) is located in Ohio
Plaza Apartments (Cleveland, Ohio)
Plaza Apartments (Cleveland, Ohio) is located in the US
Plaza Apartments (Cleveland, Ohio)
Location 3206 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Coordinates 41°30′4″N 81°39′53″W / 41.50111°N 81.66472°W / 41.50111; -81.66472Coordinates: 41°30′4″N 81°39′53″W / 41.50111°N 81.66472°W / 41.50111; -81.66472
Built 1901
Architect Steffens, Searles & Hirsh
MPS Upper Prospect MRA
NRHP Reference # 84000233[1][2]
Added to NRHP November 1, 1984

The Plaza Apartments is a historic five-story apartment building located in the Central neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, United States.[3] Built in 1901, it was designed by the architectural firm of Steffens, Searles & Hirsh, which built many middle-class apartment buildings in the Cleveland era around the turn of the twentieth century.[4] It features a primarily brick facade; stone appears in the exterior, and the foundation is stone. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 1, 1984, being included primarily for its architectural significance.[2] Other historic buildings surround the Plaza Apartments: it was added to the Register as part of the "Upper Prospect Multiple Resource Area,"[2] and the Register-listed Jeremiah Ensworth House is located next door.[5] Located just a quarter of a mile (400 m) from the Cleveland State University campus, the Plaza Apartments remains an active apartment building today, although named the "Plaza Suites."[6]

The Plaza was noted as a creative center of Cleveland's arts and music scene during the 1970s and 80s. [7]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Plaza Apartments, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2008-12-25.
  3. ^ SPA Map - Central, Cleveland City Planning Commission. Accessed 2011-07-12.
  4. ^ Steffens, Searles & Hirsh, Cleveland Architects Database, Cleveland Landmarks Commission. Accessed 2008-12-25.
  5. ^ See File:Jeremiah Ensworth House.jpg.
  6. ^ Off-Campus Housing, Cleveland State University, 2008. Accessed 2008-12-25.
  7. ^ The Plaza in Cleveland was a creative haven and a home for musicians, writers and other artists, Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2011. Accessed 2017-01-13.