Mar 30 2012

City Club of Cleveland



The city club of ClevelandToday’s photo is of a Cleveland RTA HeathLine bus traveling down Euclid Ave. past the City Club of Cleveland. The City Club of Cleveland was incorporated in 1912 and is known as “America’s Citadel of Free Speech”.  It is the longest continuous independent free speech forum in the country. Several Presidents have spoken at the City Club including Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and every President since Jimmy Carter. Some other notable speakers at the City Club include Robert F. Kennedy, Douglas MacArthur, Henry Louis Gates, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu who called the City Club “a beacon, a symbol and a sentinel for freedom, for justice, for tolerance”.

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Today’s Quote: “The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny”. – Hugo Black

Mar 23 2012

Main Staircase in the Cleveland Trust Company Rotunda


Cleveland Trust Company Staircase

Today’s photo is of the main staircase in the Cleveland Trust Company rotunda.The Cleveland Trust Company was established in 1894. In 1903 Cleveland Trust merged with the Western Reserve Trust Co. and in 1908 it built a new headquarters bldg. at E. 9th and Euclid. This building is still there today but it is now called the Ameritrust Building. By 1977 The Cleveland Trust Company had 120 branches, $5 billion in assets and it managed $7 billion in trust funds for its clients. CleveTrust changed its name to the AmeriTrust Corp. in 1979 and became part of Society Bank in 1991. Three years later Society merged with KeyCorp making it the nation’s 11th largest bank.

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Today’s Quote: “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

Oct 5 2011

Vision of a day gone by Clevelands Streetcars


old Cleveland Streetcar

The Detroit–Superior Bridge, also known as the Veterans Memorial Bridge is a 3,112 long through arch bridge over the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. The bridge was completed in 1918, at a cost of $5.4 million. It was the first fixed high level bridge in Cleveland and its completion, the bridge was the largest steel and concrete reinforced bridge in the world. While the bridge’s upper level is for road traffic, the lower level was intended for streetcars. It was built with four sets of these tracks. Each end of the bridge has underground streetcar stations for the trams. While the steetcars no longer run some of the old tracks and streetcars remain. To walk under this
bridge is to step into the past.

Today the lower level of the bridge is used for “Ingenuity,” a large-scale, weekend-long performance event. It is my hope that his space can be transformed into something that can be used by Clevelanders year round.

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Quote of the day:

We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work. – John F. Kennedy