Yet there are many signs of new life in the middle of this part of town, as one sees near the hospital district hundreds of brand new homes not far from empty lots.
I learned that The Lake Effect did do much greater damage to Cleveland’s East Side while the West Side was protected from the worst of the weather system.
ALSO WHAT WAS GREAT FUN WAS WATCHING GHOULARDI AND ALSO HOULIHAN AND BIG CHUCK ON TELEVISION, AND THEIR COMIC ANTICS BEFORE SCREENING BAD HORROR FILMS THAT WERE SO MUCH FUN TO WATCH AS CHILDREN.
THE CITY WAS NOT LIVELY IN ANY PART OF DOWNTOWN THEN.This is the area of the Terminal development, before it became known, in 1916: But let’s turn to the view that made otherwise-proud Clevelander ashamed of their city in 1922 (think of this view as the same some proud Clevelander not wanting to show Jacobs’ parking lot on Public Square)…..The street directly behind those building is Champlain, a street that went west down the hill from Ontario to Columbus Road.Vincent Johnson Los Angeles === There were about 300 mansions built in Cleveland on Euclid Avenue between East 12th and East 55th streets. Vincent Johnson File: Stockbridge Apartment – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I decided to go into Cleveland and get some pictures.I’m focusing on Champlain Avenue, since it completely disappeared as a result of the Terminal development.Yet still it is strange to see how the West Side is basically intact from the point of its architectural integrity, including apartment buildings and an amazing array of home styles that also can be found on Cleveland’s East Side, but often in a state of complete distress or devastation.My taking these photographs is a way for me to grasp that so many decades have passed since the 1960’s, and the world I knew as a child has nearly vanished.THERE WAS PROSTITUTION ON PROSPECT AVENUE, NEAR WHERE A GORGEOUS REMNANT OF ROW HOUSES STOOD AND ARE NO MORE.DURING THE EARLY 1960’S, DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND WAS AMAZING WITH ITS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND WINDOW DISPLAYS.Just west of those buildings were these, in the 200-block of Champlain, which had outlived their usefulness.Not many people were using horses any more in the 1920s: And stepping farther west down Champlain to the intersection of West 3rd Street, we look east again toward Ontario….. Behind him is what was considered as perhaps the greatest architectural loss from the terminal development.