Address:691 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Cleveland, OH 44108
Architect/Designer:James McKnight and Associates
History & Design:
This garden was created through the efforts of Cleveland City Councilwoman Dona Brady, working in conjunction with the Albanian community here and in Cleveland’s sister city, Fier, in Albania.
Its dedication ceremony was attended by Albanian President Bujar Nishani and the Albanian Ambassador to the United States, Gilbert Galanxhi and Fier Mayor Baftjar Zeqaj.
The first phase of the Albanian Cultural Garden features a statue of the beloved humanitarian and sister to the poor, Mother Teresa. The piece was created by noted Albanian sculptor Kreshnik Xhiku.
The statue and garden dedication in 2012 also commemorated the 100th anniversary of Albanian independence.