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10 hours ago, ryanfrazier said:

I think this is looking west 

 

I do that all the time. 


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7 hours ago, Cleburger said:

 

Whatever direction it is, I want to cry every time I see the density that was Cleveland in the 30's-50's.

 

Cleveland's population density was actually higher in the 1800s. The poor neighborhoods next to the Flats (Haymarket, Old Angle, Newburg) had densities in excess of 20,000 people per square mile and probably exceeded 30,000 in places.

 

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There are probably more people living in the area depicted by this photo now than there were when it was taken.

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10 hours ago, Cleburger said:

 

Whatever direction it is, I want to cry every time I see the density that was Cleveland in the 30's-50's.

Look even in this photo how much space has been given over to cars. I think the 1900s-10s would have been peak. 

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i remember we specifically went to see this back in the day -- this one or maybe another i dk -- wish i still had the pics.

 

eliot ness

1947 campaign for mayor

36st & cedar

1973

 

 

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Wow

 

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Downtown Cleveland aerial, 1936

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6 minutes ago, w28th said:

Wow. That's incredible.

 

Sure is. Short shorts on a guy are one of the few reasons why the 80s had to end.


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2 hours ago, Boomerang_Brian said:

Found on Reddit.  West 25th looking south, 1980. Reddit user battered_feet


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This. is. staggering. 

 

And look at how wide that sidewalk is! 

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3 hours ago, KJP said:

 

Sure is. Short shorts on a guy are one of the few reasons why the 80s had to end.

Is that you in the front there KJP, manning the fire hyrdrant?  😜

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Not too sure where to put this, but here looks a as good as anywhere. 
 

Nice, brief history of Sanborn Maps, along with a copy of the key used, which I’d not seen before. 
 

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2014/10/the-accidental-revelations-of-sanborn-maps/381262/?utm_content=citylab&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic

 


And they reckon that the last thing she saw in her life was
Sting, singing on the roof of the Barbican

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Loew’s State Theatre in January, 1969. It closed the following month, and was slated for demolition at least twice during the 1970’s before the newly formed Playhouse Square Foundation secured long-term leases for all three of the connected theatres (State, Palace and Ohio). Restoration of the theater began in 1979, and was completed in the summer of 1984, after the addition of a $7 million stagehouse. The State Theatre was renamed KeyBank State Theatre in 2017.

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On 3/22/2020 at 6:50 PM, KJP said:

 

 

I always enjoy these but this one is technically incorrect (doesn't change how cool it is, though). The original construction consisted of only 14 window bays spanning the Superior side. In 1910, four additional bays were added - see the thicker vertical strip on the left side - that's where they were added.

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Best to see the whole picture without clicking on it.....

 

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1 hour ago, Cleburger said:

Man was everything dirty!  

 

Almost everything was powered by coal and this was already six years into the Great Depression. So nobody was doing any cleaning. They weren't doing much cleaning until after the war. Imagine coming back to these dirty, polluted industrial cities after the war. No wonder everyone wanted to address the housing shortage by building new, cleaner highway-fed suburbs where there was room to keep and drive a car. Then you had the southern blacks coming north for industrial jobs and the blockbusting that followed. It was a perfect storm for complacent cities like Cleveland to become partially abandoned and heavily impoverished.

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