Images of America: Lakewood
Named for its natural setting on the south shore of Lake Erie, Lakewood, Ohio was one of Cleveland's original suburbs. This book helps to celebrate its history.
Using a wonderful collection of historic photographs, many from the Lakewood Historical Society, the pages of this book take you on a tour of Lakewood's history, chronicling the people, places, and events that have made the suburb one of the area's best places to live.
Thea Gallo Becker has a M.A. in history from Cleveland State University and is a long-time resident of Lakewood. The Lakewood Historical Society is located in the Oldest Stone House Museum, and has been documenting and preserving Lakewood's history since 1952.
The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today.
Lakewood the First Hundred Years
LAKEWOOD: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS by Jim and Susan Borchert. You can now buy in our online store for $35.00 plus shipping.
On August 31st, 1989, Lakewood officially reached its one hundredth year. A century earlier residents of the eastern portion of Rockport Township decided to form a new community separate from the township. To do so they petitioned the commissioners of Cuyahoga County for permission to form a hamlet named "Lakewood".
A collection of flavorful, historical stories about a suburban city, its early pioneers, its landmarks and the nostalgic reminiscences of many of its residents who grew up in the community during its formative years." By Dan Chabek.
A Child's Journal of Early Lakewood: Emma Beach's Journal
Emma Beach was born in 1859. She was almost nine years old when she began writing her diary. Coming to Rockport in 1864 this coloring book illustrates some of her entries depicting life in the Lakewood area in the late 1800s. Illustrations by Kathy Heidelberg.