Sunday, October 5, 2014

Architecture in Cleveland (10/5/2014)

First, the Lee-Scottsdale Building at 3756 Lee Road in Shaker Heights, OH, which was built as the Office of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association.
Lee-Scottsdale Building (1930),
designed by the firm of Fox, Duthie and Foose
Lee-Scottsdale Building detail,
with a Romanesque and Renaissance motif
Uradoven Prvej Katolickej Slovenskej Zenskej Jednoty/
Office of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association

Sunday, October 5, 2014
The sun was out, so we planned an afternoon of photographing old buildings in Cleveland. By the time we reached our first destination, the sun was gone.
Broadway Avenue Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 and is considered to be "architecturally intact."

This area started out as the town of Newburgh, but became absorbed by Cleveland. In the 1850s the Czechs began to immigrate to the States, and many settled in the Flats. As they became established, they set up shop in the Broadway District. Now the Slavic Village Development group is helping to renovate the neighborhood.
E 55th Street entrance of the
Broadway Free Library at 5417 Broadway Ave
(1904-1906), designed by Charles Morris
Hubcap Heaven (since 1958) (KSS)
Olympia Building at 3335-3361 E 55th Street (1920)
Olympia Building doorway
5466 Broadway Avenue (1925)
5466 Broadway Avenue doorway
surrounded by tile mosaic
5454 Broadway Avenue (1918)
5454 Broadway Avenue doorway with a
burglar alarm over the door
Anton Zverina Grocery at 5438 Broadway Ave (1889-1890)
Ad painted on the side of the Zverina building
was re-discovered when the building next door
was demolished; has Czech words in it (KSS)
5360 Broadway Avenue
Hruby Conservatory at 5417 Broadway Avenue (1917),
listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979
Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 3395 E 53rd Street
Victory Island (1942) in honor of the men and women
in the armed forces from the area, with an
eagle-topped obelisk (1954)
On the right, the Badgley Nichols Building at 5619 Broadway Avenue
Vcela Building at 5703 Broadway Avenue (1920-1923)
Vcela Building doorway
First Federal Savings Bank at 5733 Broadway Avenue (1932)
Former First Federal Savings Bank clock
Slavic Village Mural at 5728 Broadway Avenue
Kresge Building at 5704 Broadway Avenue
The Atlas at 5644 Broadway Avenue (1922),
one of the renovated buildings
Adams Building at 5634 Broadway Ave (1920)
On the right, the State Banking & Trust Co
at 5620 Broadway Avenue (1924)
Jednota (Czech for "union") Building
at 3259 E 55th Street (1932), Art Deco
Jednota Building doorway
Heading downtown:
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral at 2230 Euclid Avenue (1901-1907),
designed by Charles Frederick Schweinfurth in English Gothic style,
listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973
An aside at the Cleveland State University campus:
"The Politician - A Toy" (1995) by Billie Lawless, moved here in 2009
The City Club in Citizens Building (1902),
designed by Hubbell & Benes
Cleveland Trust Rotunda at 900 Euclid Avenue(1908),
listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973
Cleveland Trust Rotunda pediment with the sculpture of
"The Main Springs of Wealth" by Karl Theodore Francis Bitter
Cleveland Trust Rotunda doorway
Rose Building at 2060 E 9th Street (1900)
Grays Armory at 1234 Bolivar Rd (1893),
in Richardsonian Romanesque Revival-style,
listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973
Grays Armory doorway
Hanna Building at 1422 Euclid Avenue (1921) doorway
Playhouse Square; Cleveland's Theater District
Playhouse Square chandelier (2014)
Cleveland Athletic Club at 1118 Euclid Avenue (1911) doorway
John Hartness Brown Building
at 1021 Euclid Avenue (1901),
aluminum panel cladding has been removed
as this building is renovated
National City Bank Building at 629 Euclid Avenue
Former National City Bank Building doorway


BKBC&B said...

Inquiring about availability of an image file for one of your Cleveland building photos. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Jax Stumpes said...

You are welcome to grab any photo from the blog; credit would be appreciated. If you want an original jpg file, comment with your email, and I will not print the comment, but will send what you request.