The Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood, also known as Buckeye, Larchmere, or Ludlow, is located on Cleveland’s far southeast side. The neighborhood is bordered by the Woodland Hills neighborhood to the west, the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood to the south, and the city of Shaker Heights to the east. Buckeye-Shaker has a civil rights history. The Ludlow Community Association, created as a response to anti-integration violence, advocated for an integrated community in the 1950s and 60s. The neighborhood was also known as “Little Hungary” in the early 20th century, around the Buckeye Road Neighborhood.   

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

Phone: 216-623-2864 Email: clgh@cpl.org


Cleveland’s Buckeye neighborhood 

Buckeye Larchmere Shaker Square Woodland Hills transformation vision plan 

Buckeye community development program : a report to the people of Buckeye 


For more information about neighborhood maps, please contact the Map Collection. 

The world around Shaker Square  

Call number: G4084.S4A5 1990.G74 


Microfilm resources may include newspaper clippings, city reports, and other historical documents.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-Buckeye 

Newspaper Clipping File-Neighborhoods-Ludlow 

Online Resources

History of Shaker Square 


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.