Friendly Inn Social Settlement Photographs 

The Friendly Inn Social Settlement is a Cleveland, Ohio, social settlement founded in 1874 by members of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. It offered a full range of services and social activities, including an outreach program for delinquent boys. Located in various city neighborhoods, including Broadway and Central, Woodland, and Carver Park Estates, its service area became the center of Cleveland’s African-American community. The collection consists of photographs of activities, games, and sports at the Friendly Inn Social Settlement, and also of the neighborhood it served. Included are many views of African-American and Italian organizations at the Settlement and views of housing conditions of the surrounding area.