|The following is a driving-tour of historic (mostly late-19th-century)
structures that are either hidden from 'proper' view, contain significant
details not seen unless you really look, or are otherwise going unnoticed.
The driving-tour is divided into two parts, one encompassing the sites
in western Lakewood, and the other for those in eastern Lakewood.
Originally a pamphlet "HIDDEN" Victorian Architecture of Lakewood, Ohio: a driving tour, photos and text by Craig Bobby (1992). In his pamphlet, Mr. Bobby acknowledges: Lakewood: the First One Hundred Years by James and Susan Borchert, for much of the basic historic information; City of Lakewood's Building Department, for supplying the Permanent Parcel Numbers for the featured sites; Cuyahoga County Archives, from whose Real Estate Appraisal cards the years of construction for some of the buildings were taken (please forgive any inaccuracies, as these were not 'confirmed' dates).
Mr. Bobby also compiles the Historic Buildings of Lakewood, Ohio database for the Library.