Hidden History of Cleveland

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  • Copyright: 2011-11-09
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Join local history preservationist Christopher Busta-Peck and unearth aspects of Cleveland's past that dangle too near extinction from city memory. Too often, we think of history as something that happens elsewhere. But it's not. Travel down East 100th Street to the home where Jesse Owens lived when he shocked the world at the 1936 Olympics. Ascend the stairs to Langston Hughes's attic apartment on East 86th, where the influential writer lived alone during his formative sophomore and junior years of high school. From the massive Brown Hoist Building and the Hulett ore unloaders to some of the oldest surviving structures in Cleveland, Busta-Peck (of the wildly popular Cleveland Area History blog) has Clevelanders talking about history again. Here's why. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Segue: Thomas Whelpley's Cleveland, 1833p. 11
Early Homes and Settlers
Identifying the Oldest Houses: Does Your Basement Look Like This?p. 15
Collinwood Farmhouses: The McIlrath Residencesp. 18
Little House, Big House: 4216 East Ninety-third Streetp. 19
Quarried on Site: The Rodolphus Edwards Housep. 22
A Pennsylvania Tavern in Garfield Heightsp. 25
Now We See It, Now We...p. 28
Once a House, Now a Ghost in the Central Neighborhoodp. 29
Lakewood Farmhouse: The Isaac Warren Residencep. 31
For Generations and Generations, a House in a Landscape: 4340 Turney Road, Cleveland, Ohiop. 36
The Last Pioneer Housep. 42
Save This Greek Revival House!p. 43
Built Before the Civil Warp. 45
Segue: Picturesque Cleveland, 1872p. 47
The Dunham Tavernp. 51
Last of Their Generation: The Two Oldest Buildings in Downtown Clevelandp. 53
The Mechanics Blockp. 55
Condemned: The Stanley Blockp. 57
The House of a Shipbuilderp. 60
Garfield Savings Bankp. 62
Out of Place?p. 63
Segue: A Portrait of the City by a Young Artist-Cleveland in the 1870sp. 65
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Luster Tanneryp. 71
The Fifty-Thousand-Ton Mesta Press Mattersp. 74
Hulett Ore Unloaders in Action!p. 77
Cars, Beer and the Lawp. 78
The Brown Hoist Building: An Industrial Landmarkp. 81
The New Cuyahoga: A Proposal to Straighten the "Crooked River"p. 83
The Day-Glo Housep. 84
Segue: Playing Catch on the Field Where Babe Ruth Hit His 500th Home Runp. 87
The Largest Crowd for a Baseball Game: White Autos v. Omaha Luxusp. 89
The Pitch that Killedp. 91
The Jesse Owens Housep. 92
The Birthplace of John W. Heismanp. 93
Segue: Snapshots of Cleveland, 1910p. 95
Notable People
James A. Garfield Slept Herep. 99
Breaking the Color Line: Charles W. Chesnuttp. 100
The William Howard Brett Housep. 101
Langston Hughes: His Attic Apartmentp. 102
Designing Historyp. 104
Segue: Views of Cleveland, 1927p. 107
Notable Buildings
The Schofield Building, Undressedp. 111
The Bare Bones of Severance Hallp. 113
The First Cleveland Clinic Buildingp. 115
Cleveland's Crystal Palacep. 116
Streamlinedp. 118
Old House, Older House?p. 119
Segue: Ancient Fort, Newburg, Vanishedp. 121
Lost and Threatened
Threatened: The Euclid Avenue Church of Godp. 123
The Last Act for Johnson's Cleveland Play Housep. 125
Saving Only the Bellp. 126
The Prince Hall Masonic Lodge on East Fifty-fifth Streetp. 128
Good Homes Make Good Neighborhoodsp. 129
Charles Schweinfurth's Modest Housep. 129
Troubling Newsp. 134
Notesp. 139
About the Authorp. 143
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