Steffens, Searles & Hirsh was active in Cleveland in the late 19th century and early 20th century. They became known for their many middle class apartment buildings, several of which are still standing. They designed the Clinton Apartments on Clinton Avenue and the Heyse Apartment Building on Franklin Circle.
The following are abbreviations used throughout the database
AABN – American Architect and Builders News (1876 – 1909) bp – City of Cleveland Building Permits (1889 – present) cd – City Directories mps – Mary Peale Schofield files – Western Reserve Historical Society Inland – Inland Architect Intestate – Interstate Architect and Builder (1899 – 1902) nd – no date NRHP – National Register of Historic Places OAB – Ohio Architect and Builder (1903 – 1909) OAEB – Ohio Architect, Engineer and Builder (1910 – 1919) ohi – Ohio Historical Inventory form PD – Plain Dealer