Feb 25 2013

Wade Hall at the Cleveland Zoo


wade hall

Built in 1884 and named after Jeptha H. Wade, one of the founding members of Western Union Telegraph, Wade Hall is one of the oldest zoo buildings in North America. Originally located in Wade Park, the first home of the Cleveland Zoo, it was later relocated to its present location.  A wooden deck surrounds the building providing a scenic view of Waterfowl Lake

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Today’s Quote: “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil”. – C. S. Lewis

Mar 8 2012

Head of Pierre de Wissant at the Cleveland Museum of art


Auguste Rodin

Heroic Head of Pierre de Wissant, One of the Burghers of Calais, by Auguste Rodin at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Museum is one of the world’s most distinguished art museums and it’s free!

Here is some history on the museum from its website: “The museum opened on June 6, 1916 after many years of planning. Its creation was made possible by Cleveland industrialists Hinman B. Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley, all of whom bequeathed money specifically for an art museum, as well as by Jeptha H. Wade II, whose Wade Park property was donated for the site. The endowments established by these founders continue to support the museum. The original neoclassic building of white Georgian marble was designed by the Cleveland firm of Hubbell & Benes and was constructed at a cost of $1.25 million. Located north of the Wade Lagoon, it forms the focus of the city’s Fine Arts Garden.”

Visit: http://www.clevelandart.org/

Today’s Quote: “We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves.” – Alice Bloch