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Site Overview

This Curtis Block is in the heart of Downtown Lakewood, a thriving commercial district supported by a mix of development that meets community employment, entertainment, shopping, and service needs. The property is immediately adjacent to a 6 acre redevelopment site, and is within 500 feet of the proposed $32 million dollar Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center.

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The Curtis Block is located in a C-2 district at 14501 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, Ohio. The building is on the southwest corner of Detroit Avenue, with pedestrian access via Detroit and Marlowe. Immediately to the south is a 1600 square foot single story retail building that faces east at 1415 Marlowe. The west side of the property is bordered by a 6 acre redevelopment site owned by the City of Lakewood.


site plan curtis and marlowe only


The Curtis Block has been designated a historic structure. Additionally, it sits on a diamond-shaped intersection, one of the only remaining intersections of Detroit Avenue with all four corners still held by the original streetcar era buildings.

StreetCar Intersection with bldg names

14501 Detroit Ave, the Curtis Block

  • Built 1925
  • 2 story building
  • Each floor is approximately 9,000 square feet
  • Full basement
  • Exterior brick and sandstone
  • 5 storefronts on ground level
  • Driveway provides limited on-site parking

1415 Marlowe Avenue storefront

marlowe storefront


  • Owned by the city, and will likely be demolished, but can be considered as part of the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Curtis Block
  • Single story retail building is approximately 2,860 square feet
  • No basement
  • Shared driveway with Curtis Block