History’s John Grabowski gives background of University Circle’s name

Where’s the ‘circle’ at University Circle and why the popular name?

cleveland.comJohn Grabowski, the Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor in History, outlined the history of the “circle” in the University Circle neighborhood. “It basically was where the streetcars came in and were able to back up, and turn around to go on another line of track,” he said. “The electric streetcar came in the early 1890s and that was the primary means of transportation.”