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  1. Barneyboy

    Cleveland: Historic Photos

    Euclid Ave near Belvoir looking east. I used to live near this area back in the early 80s. Much has changed.
  2. I worked for Daffy Dan as a graphic artist back in the 80s in that building and I can give a qualified WOW!!!!
  3. Barneyboy

    Cleveland: Historic Photos

    Prospect houses next to YMCA.
  4. Barneyboy

    Cleveland: Historic Photos

    Playhouse Square restaurants and hotels of the past.
  5. Barneyboy

    Cleveland: Historic Photos

    I've always been intrigued by Doan's Corners, especially since it no longer exists, but I've never seen this particular photo. I just wish it was better quality, but still, wow.
  6. Barneyboy

    Cleveland: Historic Photos

    Penton building on the same site (non-extant).
  7. Kinda reminds me of the living accommodations in the Sci-fi classic THX-1138.
  8. Barneyboy

    Cleveland: Historic Photos

    This was built at the same time (1947) as the Hanny's store in downtown Phoenix AZ. There's just too much similarity to be coincidental IMHO. Question is, which is the original?
  9. Barneyboy

    Cleveland: Historic Photos

    Other than Key Tower, in my lifetime I'd never seen anything but a parking lot at this site on Public Square, which was a blight for decades. Prior to being razed, the Chamber of Commerce building was a handsome example of Peabody & Stern's revival architecture. But what I didn't know until now was the original idiom was to be French Renaissance. Other than a rusticated base, figurine pillars, and a trio of arches near the cornice, this is an entirely different design from what was built.
  10. Hubbell & Benes designed this building to be taller. If they aren't taking advantage of historic tax credits, what a kick it would be if they took advantage of the structural ability to add on, sort of like how 515 Euclid is built on top of a garage.
  11. Just because I wish the best for Stark and that this project goes forward, I think about the proposed preservation and re-purposing of these buildings along Prospect. Let's not forget the very real historic nature of this location. I've mentioned earlier upthread that this would be a very do-able restoration of a rock-n-roll landmark.
  12. I lived in Little Italy in the mid-1980s and there was an itty-bitty grocery/convenience store, not on the corner or in a strip or plaza, but smack dab in between a couple houses on Murray Hill Rd. (currently Club Leo). They sold mostly beer and wine but also carried all those little "oh crap, I'm out of_____" sort of things that you just don't want to have to get in the car to get. I'd come home from work via the red line and walk past this place and they'd have just about anything you needed. Kind of harkens back to a by-gone era.
  13. Aside from the history and density, no great loss, but a replacement of the current plaza would be equivalent to replacing the Triangle in University Circle with Uptown.
  14. Barneyboy

    Cleveland: Historic Photos

    Looks to me to have been the Hotel Martinique, which was razed when Halle's expanded their foot print. It apparently was a rather nice hotel, as evident from this Cleveland News photo:http://www.gettyimages.pt/detail/fotografia-de-not%C3%ADcias/women-in-large-carriage-on-street-for-cleveland-fotografia-de-not%C3%ADcias/90002900#women-in-large-carriage-on-street-for-cleveland-new-party-hotel-picture-id90002900
  15. Their "ground floor" is sub-grade, meaning as you enter the building, you take a half flight of stairs down to the Daffy Dan's showroom. I worked at DD's as a graphic artist in the early 80s and my office was at the corner. All you could see of people walking by were their calves and ankles.
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