The Hough neighborhood is an east side neighborhood bordered by University Circle to the east, Fairfax and Central to the south, and Goodrich-Kirtland Park to the west. The neighborhood was named after early landowners Oliver and Eliza Hough, who were also the namesakes of the eponymous Hough Avenue. The Hough neighborhood is home to League Park, a historic baseball stadium that hosted Cleveland sports teams throughout the 20th century. 

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

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


“–The people are the city”: three Cleveland neighborhoods, 1796-1980: a series of exhibits on Broadway, Hough, and Tremont, during the summer and fall of 1980 

A planning proposal for the Hough Community 

Hough, Cleveland, Ohio: a study of social life and change 

The Hough riots of 1966 

Report of the panel hearings on the Superior and Hough disturbances 


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

Neighborhood development program Cleveland, Ohio 

Call number: G4084.C5:2H68 1968.C5x 


Microfilm resources may include newspaper clippings, city reports, and other historical documents.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

Newspaper Clipping File-Neighborhoods-Lexington Square 

Summary of the preliminary plan for the Hough community 

Online Resources

The History of Hough 


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. 

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