Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ohio City III (1/15/2017)

Sunday, January 15, 2017 (continued)
Transformer Station (1924, was one of 16 substations
built by the Cleveland Railway Company; this one to power
the Detroit Avenue Streetcar line) which is now part of
the Cleveland Museum of Art for contemporary art projects;
at 1460 W 29th Street
Rising Star Coffee Roasters (which claims to have
the best coffee in the country) has one of the
Land Studio dogs in its shop at 1455 W 29th Street
Unique coffee service set-up and an almond cranberry clove scone (KSS)
A metal pipe has been turned into a pencil (KSS)
The area around the Transformer Station has taken the name of Hingetown, because it is the hinge between Ohio City and the Gordon Square Arts District. (Hingetown is considered a neighborhood in Ohio City.)
As you can see, Hingetown is a happenin' place! (KSS)
The former Catholic Club House (1903) at 3606 Bridge Avenue, was
 built to be a sort of YMCA for the Catholics of St Patrick's parish
St Patrick's Church (1871-1873, tower 1903,
designed by Alfred Green in Gothic Revival style)
at 3602 Bridge Avenue
There is a great story about building the church:
A friend of the parish who owned a quarry in Sandusky offered the stone to the community if they could cut it and haul it to Cleveland themselves. Parishioners were divided into teams. One group would leave after Mass on Sunday, staying overnight at an inn in Lorain. They would continue to Sandusky, quarrying stone till the weekend. Saturday morning they would return to the parish and unload the wagon. Meanwhile, another group would cut and place the stone. The trips to Sandusky were repeated weekly for a two year period.
Frank Novak Park, home to the homeless and
the Carnegie West Branch Library in a triangle
between Bridge Avenue, Fulton Road, and W 38th Street
The Carnegie West Branch Library (1910, designed by Edward Tilton in a
modified Renaissance with elements of Classical style) at 1900 Fulton Road
Cleveland Trust Bank Branch Building (1918), at 3500 Lorain Avenue,
was renovated in 2003 as the first commercial
green rehabilitation project in the State of Ohio
W J Roberts House (1870 in Italianate style) at 5005 Franklin Boulevard,
was home to Dudley Baldwin (railroads, banks, real estate) then to
William J Roberts (lead products, banks) and his wife, Theresa,
until 1919, when it became a boarding house; in 1976 it was
converted back to a single home and painstakingly restored (KSS)
Next door was another restored home (1893) at 5009 Franklin Boulevard,
which had been purchased in 1989 for $16,000
and its worth increased tenfold (KSS)
Next door is a tiny house (1900) at 5013 Franklin Boulevard,
with a garage/barn of the same size! (KSS)
The B F Tyler House (circa 1859) at 4403 Fenwick Avenue,
in green-painted brick Italianate style, is one of the oldest houses
in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, built by Benjamin F Tyler,
one of the principles of the Buffalo Land Company and
the only one to live in Cleveland
B F Tyler House wreath
William Burton House (1839) at 2678 W 41st Street, was built
by a ship captain and is the oldest house in the Clark-Fulton
neighborhood; it has gone from being an elitist country home
to middle-class to a home in a struggling community
Greenwood Park at 2260 W 38th Street has a summer outdoor pool,
but is sorely in need of improvement; as families move to Ohio City
to live in renovated and new housing, hopefully change will come (KSS)
Willett Street Cemetery is the oldest Jewish cemetery in Cleveland,
 established 1840, after being denied a request to purchase a portion of the
Erie Street Cemetery because a cholera epidemic left little space (KSS)
Willett Street was the original name of Fulton Road.
More donations of hats, gloves, scarves at the Monroe Street Cemetery
Gothic Revival gateway (1874, designed by Joseph Ireland)
of the Monroe Street Cemetery, at 3013 Monroe Avenue,
is identical to the one at the Erie Street Cemetery
The land was purchased in 1836 for a burial gorund, but it is believed that burials began as early as 1818. When Ohio City was annexed to Cleveland in 1854, the city improved the landscape and built the fence to keep out wandering hogs.
There are more than 500 persons in the cemetery who served in the armed forces and saw duty during the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the  the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and both World Wars in addition to those who served their country during times of peace.
War Memorial and graves of Civil War soldiers
Monroe Street Cemetery
We thought we were touring a neighborhood of Cleveland, called Ohio City, but Ohio City itself is made up of neighborhoods! Lakeview Terrace, the Angle, Irishtown Bend, Hingetown, Franklin Circle, Market District, Clark-Fulton!

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