Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade
Cleveland Grays Armory, 1234 Bolivar Road, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

Cleveland Grays Armory, 1234 Bolivar Road, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

  • save_altThumbnail200x200
  • save_altSmall640x433
  • save_altMedium1024x692
  • save_altOriginal1024x692
  • photo_size_select_largeUpscale 2x2048x1384


2006 Charles E. Peterson Prize, First Place
Significance: Established in 1837, the Cleveland Grays were a volunteer militia whose members were among the first to serve during the Civil War. The Armory, built in 1893, served as the home base for the Grays. The Grays were born through a series of events starting with the City Watch program to deal with criminal infractions in Cleveland. The beginning activities of the Grays were marked first in response to local exigency, increased need for maintenance of law and order, and a local response to an external crisis...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1097
Survey number: HABS OH-158
Building/structure dates: 1893 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 73001409



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator




Library of Congress

Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted.


Explorebolivar road

Explorecleveland grays armory

Library Of Congress

The objects in this archive are from Library of Congress - the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage them and support their intellectual and creative endeavors.

Disclaimer: A work of the Library of Congress is "a work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain. This website is developed as a part of the world's largest public domain archive,, and not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress,

Developed by GetArchive, 2015-2020