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Wendy Park Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Whiskey Island

Ohio City developer to rehab historic funeral home on Lorain Avenue into retail, apartments

Ohio City developer to rehab historic funeral home on Lorain Avenue into retail, apartments by Lee Chilcote (Plain Press, August 2021)     The Nunn Family Funeral Home at 4434 Lorain Avenue in Ohio City dates back to 1865, and the site operated as a funeral home until about 20 years ago, when it was converted into a daycare. Now, a … Continue reading

Hingetown continues to grow as new apartment complexes attract new residents

Hingetown continues to grow as new apartment complexes attract new residents by Brian Love Plain Press, June 2021     Construction sites seem to be a permanent fixture of Hingetown, a booming area of Ohio City seeing not only a growing supply of apartments but also businesses, a brewery, and soon a public park linking the neighborhood to … Continue reading

John W. Heisman House

Cleveland City Wide Citizens Committee is supports legislation to repeal and replace the City of Cleveland’s 2018 townhouse legislation

Tremont Oaks: Micro apartments come to W. 14th Street

PHOTO BY DEBBIE SADLON Wednesday, March 17, 2021; Tremont Oaks micro apartments, 2270 W. 14th Street: Developers Rick Maron and Russell Berusch have plans to build these micro apartments in multiple locations in Cleveland. This building being constructed on W. 14th will have eight (roughly) 440 square foot apartments. The developers hope to be able to rent … Continue reading

Architectural historian provides additional information and corrections for February article on Madison Avenue

To the editor: Plain Press, March 2021 I am submitting this letter in response to the version of the story about Madison Avenue that appeared in the printed version of the February 2021 issue of the newspaper. A historic house mentioned in the story – next door to Cleveland Lumber and sometimes known as “Twin Peaks” – includes … Continue reading

Landmarks Commission weighs in on Lincoln Parks Flats project

Landmarks Commission weighs in on Lincoln Parks Flats project by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, August 2020)            Director of Cleveland City Planning Commission Freddy Collier has come under criticism for his handling of a Landmarks Commission decision that took place in North Collinwood earlier this year. Cleveland historian and writer Carol Poh resigned from the … Continue reading

Market Square Project

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