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St. Stephen Parish celebrates 150th Anniversary

    PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, November 17, 2019; St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 1930 W. 54th Street: The main altar at St. Stephen’s church. The altars and statues at St. Stephens were carved from oak and most were imported from Munich, Germany. The parish, which was founded in April of 1869, celebrates its … Continue reading

Architectural historian points out errors in article on Lorain Avenue History

To the Editor: (Plain Press, October 2019)           I am writing to point out numerous errors in the “A Look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane” article, written by Kevin Coleman, identified in the Plain Press as a Cleveland State University journalism student. In this article, the writer claims that the “statues” on the … Continue reading

Riverview Welcome Center opens with a vision of building community

Riverview Welcome Center opens with a vision of building community by Colin Murnan (Plain Press, July 2019)    “I noticed that Riverview Towers has a community building,” Delores Procter, part of the Benjamin Rose Institute staff at Riverview Towers in Ohio City, said in a video produced by architect and videographer Clifford Benjamin Herring and shown at … Continue reading

Repairs continue at Denison Avenue UCC as the church receives extension from Cleveland Housing Court

(Plain Press, June 2019)   On May 21stDenison Avenue United Church of Christ Pastor Nozomi Ikuta announced via Facebook that Cleveland Housing Court has given the church’s congregation “a little more time to finish repairs.” The church, featured in a photo in the May issue of the Plain Press, is continuing work restoring the exterior of the building. … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Library Carnegie South Branch reopens

Friends of Lake Avenue Bridge seek support for bridge improvements

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2018)        A newly formed group, Friends of Lake Avenue Bridge, is working to gain community support and additional funds for an effort to make major improvements to the railroad bridge on Lake Avenue between Desmond Avenue and Viking Road, just east of the Shoreway entrance.     According to group member Nikki … Continue reading

Dorn School of Expression Building awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits

(Plain Press, January 2018)          The Ohio Development Services Agency announced on December 19th that the Dorn School of Expression Building project at 7306 Detroit Avenue was awarded $249,999 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits by the Ohio Development Services Agency. The total cost of the rehabilitation project is expected to be $1,814,324. The Ohio Development … Continue reading

Plain Press offers deep apologies

(Plain Press, October 2017) An article in the September issue of the Plain Press titled, “Building at W. 25th and Chatham once a grocery, then a furniture store, now awaiting a new tenant” has been corrected and reprinted above. The Plain Press felt an obligation to rewrite and publish the article because the writer of … Continue reading

Building at W. 25th and Chatham once a grocery, then a furniture store, now awaiting a new tenant

(Plain Press, October 2017) For generations, on any given weekend, the strip on West 25th street is crawling with sightseers, shopping bags and grocery goods. Though the visitors and scenery of the city have been altered, the purpose of the place has not. In between all the hustle and bustle, there sits a decaying building … Continue reading

Building at W. 25th and Chatham once a grocery, then a furniture store, now awaiting a new tenant

  Building at W. 25th and Chatham once a grocery, then a furniture store, now awaiting a new tenant (Plain Press, September 2017) For generations, on any given weekend, the strip on West 25th street is crawling with sightseers, shopping bags and grocery goods. Though the visitors and scenery of the city have been altered, … Continue reading

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