Brooklyn Centre

The Brooklyn Centre neighborhood is located on Cleveland’s southwest side, bordered by Tremont and Clark Fulton neighborhoods to the north, Old Brooklyn to the south, and the Cuyahoga River to the east. Brooklyn Centre was once part of Brooklyn Township, one of the original settlements west of the Cuyahoga River in the 19th century. 

Need additional assistance? For more information, please contact our Center for Local and Global History

Phone: 216-623-2864 Email:


The Brooklyn Centre Historic District : a guide to understanding the local and national historic districts in Brooklyn Centre 

Old Brooklyn/Brooklyn Centre neighborhood master plan 2009 : two neighborhoods preserving our past, planning our future together 

Reflections from Brooklyn Centre : presentations and oral histories from the Brooklyn Centre Historical Society 

Clark Avenue Corridor plan 


Microfilm resources may include newspaper clippings, city reports, and other historical documents. Depending on the scope of the work, these items may be available in several departments, including History, the Microform Center, or Public Administration Library.

Center for Local and Global History: 

Newspaper Clipping File-Neighborhoods-Brooklyn Township 


For more information about the neighborhood photos, please contact the Photograph Collection.

The Photograph Collection has 1.3 million items, including a large collection of historical images for Cleveland and northeast Ohio. A small portion of them are available in our digital collection.

For specific photo requests, please think about important streets, intersections, institutions like schools, businesses, churches, and other important landmarks. This will help aid in our research.