The History of Shaker Square
In the 1920s, brothers Mantis James and Oris Paxton Van Sweringen planned and developed Shaker Square and Shaker Heights and linked it, via the Rapid Transit, with downtown Cleveland only eight miles away. Shaker Square, with its Georgian architecture, was one of the first planned shopping centers in the United States and is home to Shaker Cinemas, a wide range of dining options and the North Union Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. A few short blocks away to the north are the Cleveland Skating Club and the Larchmere shopping district and to the east is the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. We invite you to become one of the owners of Shaker Courts.