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Re: Cleveland: Historic Photos
« Reply #1650 on: July 03, 2018, 03:58:36 PM »
Meanwhile, here's the only Great Lakes watershed lake-named street that no longer exists in Cleveland. This was about 4-5 years before construction for the Cleveland Union Terminal Group obliterated this canal-era neighborhood SW of Public Square. Note the horse water trough at right and the downhill sloping street....

Looking west down Champlain in 1918 #ThisWasCLE from @Cleveland_PL Digital Gallery
https://cplorg.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p4014coll18/id/3186/rec/40


Same spot, same view, just 100 years later:


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« Reply #1651 on: July 03, 2018, 04:35:00 PM »
Never realized that the B&O Terminal was right in the mix of the typical street grid. Cool photo.

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« Reply #1652 on: July 03, 2018, 04:59:51 PM »

Same spot, same view, just 100 years later:


Almost....you're about 20-40 feet too high up! ;)
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« Reply #1654 on: July 05, 2018, 12:04:29 PM »



Public Square, 1870

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Re: Cleveland: Historic Photos
« Reply #1655 on: July 05, 2018, 12:16:14 PM »
how far back can we go with these pics?  This is pretty awesome ^^

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« Reply #1656 on: July 05, 2018, 12:25:32 PM »

Public Square, 1870


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« Reply #1657 on: July 05, 2018, 12:57:12 PM »
^ Like bombed out Germany after WWII, we can always recreate that block / old Cleveland. :)

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« Reply #1658 on: July 05, 2018, 01:24:15 PM »
^ Like bombed out Germany after WWII, we can always recreate that block / old Cleveland. :)

Sure. Hopefully it doesn't take another 30 years.

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« Reply #1659 on: July 09, 2018, 01:28:37 PM »


Millionaire's Row, 1909

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« Reply #1660 on: July 09, 2018, 02:11:16 PM »


Euclid Ave, 1914

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« Reply #1661 on: July 09, 2018, 04:41:19 PM »


A coachman waits for Sylvester Everett outside of his home on millionaire's row, circa 1890

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« Reply #1662 on: July 09, 2018, 05:24:35 PM »
That's the cover photo for the book Showplace of America: Cleveland's Euclid Avenue, 1850-1910.
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« Reply #1663 on: July 10, 2018, 07:25:42 AM »
another summery throwback —- the old beachouse at edgewater:



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« Reply #1664 on: July 10, 2018, 10:01:24 AM »
another summery throwback —- the old beachouse at edgewater:




Wow, that's beautiful... but I can't help but feel like some weird ish went down in there.

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« Reply #1665 on: July 10, 2018, 10:15:23 AM »
Gordon Park also used to have a great bathhouse...




And one more forgotten fun-in-the sun summer spot, Luna Park:



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« Reply #1666 on: July 10, 2018, 10:20:39 AM »
Luna Park was at E 9th right?

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« Reply #1667 on: July 10, 2018, 10:21:42 AM »
No, it was at Woodland and Woodhill on the east side, where the Morris Black homes are now.

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« Reply #1668 on: July 10, 2018, 01:11:17 PM »
there were multiple bathhouse eras on these sites — the history of beachy bathhouses is interesting — here is something about gordon park:

https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/learn/blogs/notes-from-the-field/2015/may-2015/the-many-lives-of-the-gordon-park-bathhouse

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« Reply #1669 on: July 10, 2018, 01:54:29 PM »


March 30, 1975

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« Reply #1670 on: July 10, 2018, 02:16:53 PM »


March 30, 1975

A friend of mine covered the bombing for WERE-AM. The bomb site, just outside Christy's bar (site of today's Quarter brand-new apartment complex) was dotted with bits of Shondor's flesh, including some hanging from trees along Detroit Avenue.

My dad worked at Realty One with a woman who was Shondor's wife at the time of Shondor's death. She was well aware of how he made his living, as did most of Cleveland. He was a famous gangster around Northeast Ohio whose reputation extended back to his bootlegging days during Prohibition.
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« Reply #1671 on: July 10, 2018, 04:03:00 PM »


Short Vincent ca. 1960

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Re: Cleveland: Historic Photos
« Reply #1672 on: July 10, 2018, 06:38:36 PM »
 Pretty remarkable that the fonts haven't changed on the parking signs... :)

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« Reply #1673 on: July 10, 2018, 07:00:38 PM »
Pretty remarkable that the fonts haven't changed on the parking signs... :)

i think they are the same signs.  :)

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« Reply #1674 on: July 11, 2018, 05:10:40 PM »


Zuccaro Grocery, East 30th St. 1926

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Re: Cleveland: Historic Photos
« Reply #1675 on: July 11, 2018, 09:37:22 PM »
Short Vincent was the place to be, man.

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« Reply #1676 on: July 15, 2018, 11:32:02 AM »
I never knew about this building....

#Cleveland, 1890/2018 - Music Hall and Tabernacle on Vincent Street (now known as Vincent Avenue).  Destroyed by fire in 1898.
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Re: Cleveland: Historic Photos
« Reply #1677 on: July 16, 2018, 10:01:25 PM »
Shondor Birns at Theatrical


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« Reply #1678 on: July 17, 2018, 06:30:13 AM »

My dad worked at Realty One with a woman who was Shondor's wife at the time of Shondor's death. She was well aware of how he made his living, as did most of Cleveland. He was a famous gangster around Northeast Ohio whose reputation extended back to his bootlegging days during Prohibition.

The story I heard is she was so sheltered from the business end she had no clue it was Danny Greene that killed him, and gave him his dog because she knew he loved them.

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« Reply #1679 on: July 17, 2018, 07:34:44 AM »
Perhaps at the time. My father didn't know her until the mid-1980s. She was also quite a bit younger than Shondor, by something like 30 or 40 years.
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