Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Price of "Progress"

Prospect Avenue loses the last vestiges of its character as a commercial district for jewelry, clothing, musical instruments and loans with the imminent closing of Volk's, the Mad Hatter and Downtown Records and CDs, to make way for a national chain steakhouse. Cleveland's downtown continues its regrettable transformation from a colorful midwest city of vibrancy and interest to a generic eating, drinking and gambling district for the well-heeled and those who aspire to be rich.

Statuary Cleveland

Bible reading under the statue of Abraham Lincoln, Girl Photog near the statue of Moses Cleaveland, bookended by two views of progressive Cleveland Mayor Tom L. Johnson (in office 1901-1909).

Closed School

Jesse Owens Academy, Larchmere Boulevard and East 116th Street, Cleveland.

Abandoned Church

Woodland Avenue, near East 55th Street.