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Cleveland: South Hills (Old Brooklyn neighborhood)

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I finally got around to taking photos of South Hills, a part of the Old Brooklyn neighborhood that is truly awesome. 

 

The area I shot is roughly bordered by Broadview Road to the west, West 11th Street to the east, and Spring and West Schaaf Roads to the north and south, respectively.  However, not all of that area is considered South Hills, to my knowledge.  The streets that traverse through it and on which many of these photos were taken are South Hills Boulevard, Broadale, Cypress, and Dornur Roads.

 

You can also check out my photos from the Oak Park area of Old Brooklyn, which is about a half-mile away from South Hills, and the Benjamin Franklin Community Garden, which is gigantic and is located in South Hills.

 

The Neighborhood Connections program of the Cleveland Foundation, which provides small grants to neighborhood groups for neighborhood projects, sponsored this little circle.

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This area is home to many City employees and safety personnel.

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I love the massive trees.

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I bet it isn't easy finding a replacement for that door.

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IIRC, this shot was taken on West 11th Street.

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This was taken outside the aforementioned boundaries.  It's a subdivision done in the 1990s.

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There are still some operating greenhouses in the neighborhood.  According to NeighborhoodLink, the neighborhood at one time was one of the nation's leading producers of vegetables grown in greenhouses.

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Here's another shot of the same one.  It's on West 11th Street.

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And one more.  There are a few large farms on Schaaf Road in Brooklyn Heights.

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West 11th.  Look what's peaking out from behind the trees!

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Another greenhouse on West 11th Street & West Schaaf Road.  I think this one does floral stuff.

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West Schaaf house.

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Another West Schaaf house, just east of Broadview.

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I'll next try to do either OB's commercial areas, including some of my favorite local businesses, or the area by Brookside Park near Ridge and Memphis.

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Comfortable area.


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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Quite nice; I love the big trees.

 

A replacement door wouldn't be a problem. Coppa Woodworking has almost everything you could imagine, and more of that stuff was catalog material than you might expect.

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What a nice neighborhood.  Another great and beautiful Cleveland neighborhood.  But if you ask some folks, the whole city is vacated, decaying and abandoned!

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But if you ask some folks, the whole city is vacated, decaying and abandoned!

 

Show these pictures to any random person in NE Ohio and I doubt anyone would guess these were taken within the Cleveland city limits.  (Are those greenhouses in Brooklyn Hts or Cleve?)

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But if you ask some folks, the whole city is vacated, decaying and abandoned!

 

Show these pictures to any random person in NE Ohio and I doubt anyone would guess these were taken within the Cleveland city limits. (Are those greenhouses in Brooklyn Hts or Cleve?)

 

Those greenhouses are in Cleveland. To my knowledge, they are the last remaining ones in Old Brooklyn.  There are some east of I-176, including Rosby's berry farm, but I believe those are in Brooklyn Heights.

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cd-cleveland,

 

Is this St. Thomas More country? OLGC?

 

3231, the closest Catholic church is St. Leo's (which is having its annual festival August 1-3), but it's still a solid half-mile to a mile away.  STM, which was formerly my parish, is on the opposite side of Old Brooklyn towards the west and Brooklyn.  And OLGC is dead in the middle of it on Pearl near where it intersects with State Road.

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Ah St. Leo's, we beat them 17-0 in sixth grade in soccer.

 

Nice pictures. Old Brooklyn in an under-appreciated part of Cleveland.

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Ah St. Leo's, we beat them 17-0 in sixth grade in soccer.

 

Nice pictures. Old Brooklyn in an under-appreciated part of Cleveland.

 

LMAO. 

 

3231, I would say, "Old Brooklyn is another under-appreciated and virtually unknow neighborhood in Cleveland."

 

Listening to most, outside of the folks here, every street is decayed and every home is vacant or a foreclosure and people are leaving in droves.

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^ If you watched Fox 8 this morning, their question of the day was something along the lines of, "What's making you stay in Cleveland?"  While I watched, there wasn't one good thing said by the people who called or texted.  I was disappointed that Wayne Dawson, as a Cleveland resident, didn't step up and say something about how rockin' Cleveland is.

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^ If you watched Fox 8 this morning, their question of the day was something along the lines of, "What's making you stay in Cleveland?" While I watched, there wasn't one good thing said by the people who called or texted. I was disappointed that Wayne Dawson, as a Cleveland resident, didn't step up and say something about how rockin' Cleveland is.

 

Ummm it's Fox 8.  What do you really expect.  Should we all go over and post on their ridiculous website??

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Wow, very nice.  Being the East Sider I am, my view of OB is simply modest frame houses.  This area's is a hidden gem... Cleveland's amazing in its neighborhood diversity.

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Jeff, great pictures.

 

I rode my bicycle through South Hills as an adolescent very often. Schaaf sits atop of a hill, and those side streets don't have too much traffic, and I would coast down those hills.

 

The neighborhood is underrated. Most of the housing stock in South Hills is a bit better and larger, in terms of sq. footage of the house with larger front yards than other areas of Old Brooklyn. Growing up, very few, if any, of my classmates at OLGC were from South Hills; I'd imagine most went to St. Leo's instead.

 

Also interesting to note: Next to the south hills area (or perhaps this area is still south hills neighborhood),

there's a development of ranches (west of 176, south of spring, north of schaaf, east of morningside) except for 1 or 2 streets that have different housing stock than the development and the rest of the neighborhood.

 

The garages are out in front, [there's probably an architectural style for these houses, I don't know the name]. Here's a google street view of it: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1010+sheryl+ave,+cleveland+ohio&aq=&sll=41.427766,-81.686633&sspn=0.007401,0.022037&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1010+Sheryl+Dr,+Cleveland,+Cuyahoga,+Ohio+44109&ll=41.427766,-81.686633&spn=0.007336,0.022037&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A&layer=c&cbll=41.427778,-81.686622&panoid=8xAYpnFj5qv6WtrXP44OzA&cbp=12,82.07,,0,1.53

 

That street reminds me of the southwest USA for some reason (I often biked through it in the late 90s, early 2000s, from what I remember, a few of those houses on Sheryl had gravel instead of grass for their lawns)

 

 

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