Hough, Cleveland

Hough is a neighborhood situated along the midtown corridor on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. It is one of the city's oldest neighborhoods; named after Oliver and Eliza Hough, who first settled in the area in 1799.[2]

Neighborhoods of Cleveland
True Holiness Temple on Euclid Avenue, located on the border between Hough and Fairfax neighborhoods.
True Holiness Temple on Euclid Avenue, located on the border between Hough and Fairfax neighborhoods.
Location in the city of Cleveland
Location in the city of Cleveland
CountryUnited States
CountyCuyahoga County
 • Total16,359
 17% decrease from 1990 Census
 • White2.1%
 • Black96.1%
 • Hispanic1%
 • Asian>1%
 • Other>1%
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
parts of 44106, 44103
Area code(s)216
Median income$13,630
Source: 2000 U.S. Census, Cleveland City Planning Commission[1]

During Prohibition, the area between Lexington and Hough Avenues between E. 73rd and E. 79th Streets was known as "Little Hollywood" for the large number of brothels and speakeasies located there.[3]

During the Civil Rights Movement, the neighborhood received national attention as a flashpoint of racial tensions, when the Hough Riots occurred. Today it is a neighborhood that has seen an increase of redevelopment, although it remains among the city's poorest neighborhoods.[4] Hough is also the location of League Park, the ballpark best known as the original home of the Cleveland Indians from 1901 to 1946. The site still has a baseball field on the original site and parts of the ballpark structure built in 1910, all restored in 2014.[5]

Hough is part of the city's 7th Ward, and is represented by Councilman Basheer Jones.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.


  1. ^ a b "Hough" (PDF). City of Cleveland. 2000. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "Hough". Cleveland Historical. July 20, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  3. ^ Cleveland City Planning Commission (1991). Civic Vision 2000 Citywide Plan (PDF) (Report). Cleveland, Ohio. p. 92. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  4. ^ Albrecht, Brian (July 24, 2016). "Hough riot, 50 years ago, couldn't destroy a neighborhood". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  5. ^ Naymik, Mark (April 4, 2017). "League Park sparks plans for soda fountain and broadcast museum - and pushback from Councilman TJ Dow: Mark Naymik". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "Basheer S. Jones Ward 7". Cleveland City Council. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Hough: 2010 CENSUS DATA" (PDF). Cleveland City Planning Commission. Retrieved 17 July 2017.

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Coordinates: 41°30′44″N 81°38′07″W / 41.512334°N 81.635213°W / 41.512334; -81.635213