Does Cleveland have an architectural heritage?

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 02/24/2010 - 08:17.
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Great Poll

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Cleveland's disenfranchised

  Architecture and design folks have an event in the works to discuss this very topic. Stay tuned.

We could have been Newport on the Great Lakes ...

A few years ago, after attending an historic preservation conference in Newport RI, my third visit to Newport, I think I posted that we could have been like Newport, had we saved some of Millionaires Row. But its not only the mansions that could have been an asset. We have lost a lot of historic architecture that could have helped our economy and our identity.



Steven Litt picks up a story, MONTHS later, first covered by the blog Cleveland Area History. 

Sad...this is our fourth estate in NEO.  Credit to uber-librarians, Christopher Busta-Peck and Christine Borne, keepers of the flame.

(And the Plain Dealer has blocked my comments on this post...)

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Hubbell and Benes

Quick--name three landmark buildings by the historic Cleveland architectural team of Hubbell and Benes

Ditto, Walker and Weeks. Ditto, Charles Schweinfurth. Ditto, Robert Madison. 

What GREAT local architecture and local art defines Cleveland?


What parks, community places and congregational spots deserve preservation based on their significance to our local history?

When Cleveland lost Lancer's last year to arson--we lost more than a building.  We lost a touchstone to the Civil Rights history made here in Cleveland. 

Recently, librarians Christopher Busta-Peck and Christine Borne called our attention to the loss of the original Hathaway Brown and Laurel School, demolished by the Cleveland Clinic. 

How many local landmarks will we destroy before we realize that we are left with no story at all?

Blame the people responsible

Cosgrove, Kious, Litt, Crowther, Morrison, the CDCs, the Mayor, City Planning for starters...

Like nobody knew this was a historic landmark, etc...

and look further down Euclid to East Cleveland... we get a powerplant and the Clinic is about to clear their grand driveway to the Great And Powerful Huron Hospital here and nobody will care

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what kinda psychotic are these folks...?

We write of Russo as crazy, because his kinda crazy hurts little boys...

What kinda crazy... what kinda psychotic. are these folks...?

Psychosis (from the Greek ψυχή "psyche", for mind/soul, and -ωσις "-osis", for abnormal condition) means abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a "loss of contact with reality". People suffering from psychosis are said to be psychotic.

People experiencing psychosis may report hallucinations or delusional beliefs, and may exhibit personality changes and thought disorder. This may be accompanied by unusual or bizarre behavior, as well as difficulty with social interaction and impairment in carrying out the daily life activities.

A wide variety of central nervous system diseases, from both external poisons and internal physiologic illness, can produce symptoms of psychosis.

However, many people have unusual and unshared (distinct) experiences of what they perceive to be different realities without fitting the clinical definition of psychosis. For example, many people in the general population have experienced hallucinations related to religious or paranormal experience. As a result, it has been argued that psychosis is simply an extreme state of consciousness that falls beyond the norms experienced by most. In this view, people who are clinically found to be psychotic may simply be having particularly intense or distressing experiences (see schizotypy).

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Demolished by the Clinic

From Cleveland Area History January 28th, 2010:

Yesterday, the Cleveland Clinic demolished one of the last vestiges of the once great Euclid Avenue, an impressive dark sandstone building at 1945 East 97th Street, designed by architects Hubbell and Benes for Hathaway Brown School in 1905. The school used this building as its home until 1927, when it moved to Shaker Heights. Some of the firm's other notable commissions include the West Side Market, the YMCA, and the Ohio Bell Building.