The Glenville neighborhood is one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in the city of Cleveland. It is bordered by Lake Erie to the north, the city of East Cleveland to the east, and the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood to the west. Glenville was originally its own village, founded in 1870, and annexed to Cleveland in 1905.  

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

Phone: 216-623-2864 Email:


A place apart: the history of Bratenahl, Ohio 

Johnson’s Business and Professional Directory : of Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstwon, Elyria, Painesville, Lorain, Astabula, Massillon, Barberton, Alliance, Kent, Cuyahoga Falls, Norwalk, Medina, Ravenna, Oberlin, Warren, Niles, Collinwood, Glenville, Berea, Bedford, Chagrin Falls, etc. etc 

Glenville cemetery 

Shoot-out in Cleveland: black militants and the police, a report to the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence 

Glenville Community Development Program 

Glenville: it’s people, shopping habits, and buying power 

Cleveland Division of Police: Eliot Ness, Hough riots, Cleveland torso murderer, Richard Hongisto, Justice Center Complex (Cleveland, Ohio), Glenville shootout, James Simone 


The people of Glenville: yesterday and today 


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

Neighborhood development program Cleveland, Ohio 

Call number: G4084.C5:2H68 1968.C5x 

Map showing the evolution of East Cleveland twp. 

Call number: G4084.E27F35 1940 .H8X 


Microfilm resources may include newspaper clippings, city reports, and other historical documents.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

A community analysis and general development plan for the Glenville community 

Recreation resources and needs in the Glenville area 

Codified ordinances of the village of Glenville, including all general ordinances in force April 1st, 1895, together with all special ordinances of public interest. 

Minutes / Glenville, Ohio. Board of Health 


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.

School Periodicals & Yearbooks 

For more information about yearbooks at the library, please contact the Social Sciences Department. 

Glenville Torch 

Glenville High School