Hidden History of Cleveland

Hidden History of Cleveland Join local history preservationist Christopher Busta Peck and unearth aspects of Cleveland s past that dangle too near extinction from city memory Too often we think of history as something that happ

  • Title: Hidden History of Cleveland
  • Author: Christopher Busta-Peck
  • ISBN: 9781609494391
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • Join local history preservationist Christopher Busta Peck and unearth aspects of Cleveland s past that dangle too near extinction from city memory Too often, we think of history as something that happens elsewhere But it s not Travel down East 100th Street to the home where Jesse Owens lived when he shocked the world at the 1936 Olympics Ascend the stairs to Langston HJoin local history preservationist Christopher Busta Peck and unearth aspects of Cleveland s past that dangle too near extinction from city memory Too often, we think of history as something that happens elsewhere But it s not Travel down East 100th Street to the home where Jesse Owens lived when he shocked the world at the 1936 Olympics Ascend the stairs to Langston Hughes s attic apartment on East 86th, where the influential writer lived alone during his formative sopho and junior years of high school From the massive Brown Hoist Building and the Hulett ore unloaders to some of the oldest surviving structures in Cleveland, Busta Peck of the wildly popular Cleveland Area History blog has Clevelanders talking about history again Here s why

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    • Elaine says:

      I can only give this book 3 stars because the blog is so much better--containing many more pictures with the same textual information in the book. While I understand this was probably due to the peculiarities and cost of publishing, the blog is thus much more useful for putting these landmarks in context.I have to say that reading this book just makes me angry that so many amazing structures and important parts of our history are being lost at an alarming rate. I even tried to convince Steve to [...]

    • Linda says:

      Interesting premise from a summer program and ongoing blog to trace histories of buildings or building styles in the Cleveland area. Busta-Peck is dedicated to letting people know about significant architectural treasures whether they are simple homes from the early days of settlers to huge business buildings. In many cases he does house detective work to get the answers, in other cases we're just left to mourn a picture marked "Demolished". The book reads like you should be looking at it during [...]

    • Calvin says:

      One of the best books on Local History Ive read in a long time. Well written, interesting and passionate. Well researched as well.

    • Evelyn says:

      Very interesting account of research into historic homes in Cleveland. Excellent reminder about the many research resources at Cleveland Public Library.

    • Kathy says:

      This book discusses the history of some historical homes and businesses in Cleveland, Ohio. I found it very interesting.

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