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Property Name Mayfield Theatre Building
Reference Number 13000389
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Town Cleveland
Street Address 12300 Mayfield Road
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/14/2013
Areas of Significance ENTERTAINMENT/RECREATION
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000389.pdf
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The Mayfield Theatre on Mayfield Road in Cleveland, Ohio is significant under Criterion A in the area of ethnic heritage for its prominent place in the social and cultural history of the Little Italy neighborhood. Built at time of significant Italian immigration and development of the Little Italy neighborhood, the Mayfield Theatre provided recreation and entertainment to a close-knit, self-contained and self-sufficient Italian immigrant community. With the loss of dozens of neighborhood movie theaters built in the first half of the 20th century, the Mayfield Theatre remains as an example of a recreation and entertainment venue that served its Italian neighborhood almost exclusively during the period of significance. The Mayfield Theatre Building is being nominated at the local level of significance.

 

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