An excerpt from "Historic Photos of Cleveland" by Ronald Burdick and Margaret L. Baughman
Rockefeller Park in Cleveland, 1897
(The Cleveland Public Library Collection/courtesy of Turner Publishing)
"A view of Rockefeller Park. In 1897, John D. Rockefeller gave the city of Cleveland 276 acres along the northern stretch of Doan Brook. The city now owned the entire Doan Brook Valley from its headwaters in Shaker Heights to Lake Erie."