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Ohio City, Ohio (U.S.)

Cuyahoga County

Last modified: 2018-07-27 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of Ohio City, Ohio] 1:2 image(s) by permission of David B. Martucci
image(s) from American City Flags, Raven 9-10 (2002-2003), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright.

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One of Cleveland's oldest neighborhoods, and perhaps its most ethnically diverse is Ohio City, a culturally rich community located just across the Cuyahoga River from downtown Cleveland. Originally home to Irish and German immigrants, Ohio City today is home to more than 15 ethnic groups representing over 10,000 people. Like most inner-city neighborhoods in the U.S., Ohio City fell into decline in the 1950s and 1960s as migration to the suburbs took its toll. However, in the 1970s, initial efforts at revitalizing the neighborhood began in earnest--efforts that have blossomed into a full-fledged renaissance marked by renovation of the neighborhood's historic structures; construction of new single-family houses, condominiums and townhomes; and proliferation of interesting shops, restaurants and nightspots.

The flag of Ohio City can be seen on Flickr website photo: as on the neighborhood website:
Valentin Poposki, 27 December 2007

Cleveland is one of the few U.S. cities with a sub-municipal flag, in this case, the area known as Ohio City, which was an independent city from 1836 until its annexation to Cleveland in 1854. Although there was no flag for the independent Ohio City, there was a city seal. In October 1983 John Nosek, a resident of the area, thought a distinctive flag would be a source of neighborhood pride, and he persuaded a business associate, Leon Stevens, to design a flag based on the old Ohio City seal. The flag is pennant-shaped, in proportions of 1:2, and has a blue field with a red canton shaped like a pie slice, the curved edge next to the blue field. 
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003