Settlers Landing Park represents the spot that Moses Cleaveland led a surveying team to in 1796. This park is located on the Eastern bank of the crooked Cuyahoga River in the Flats.
For more info: http://www.examiner.com/article/cleveland-s-settlers-landing
Today’s Quote: Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit. – Frank Borman
The Cleveland Skyline – Cleveland got the nickname “The 6th City” during the early 1900’s when its population made it the 6th largest city in the country. Cleveland had the sixth largest population in the 1910, 1930 and 1940 U.S. Federal census. As of the 2010 Census, the city proper had a total population of 396,815. That makes Cleveland the 45th largest city in the United States. That being said Cleveland is part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area, which in 2000 had a population of 2,945,831, and ranked as the country’s 14th largest.
Today’s Quote: “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature”. – John D. Rockefeller
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.
For more information about the Cleveland Trust Company please visit: http://ech.cwru.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=A8
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
Today’s photo is of the Center Rd. swing bridge. Built in 1901 by the King Bridge Co., this is the last remaining swing bridge in Cleveland. For more info on this important landmark please visit:
Today’s Quote: “A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it”. -Oscar Levant
Today’s photo is of a sunset behind the breakwall on Lake Erie. We are lucky to have such a beautiful lake to enjoy.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. – Mahatma Gandhi
Grays Armory Billiard Room
Today’s photo is of the billiard room inside Grays Armory in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Several U.S. Presidents including Teddy Roosevelt shot pool in this very room. Please take a second to read more about his amazing building. For more info:
Today’s Quote: A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. – Theodore Roosevelt
Today’s Photo: Playhouse Square
Today’s photo is of a cold evening on Euclid Ave. in the Theater District. On the right you can see the sign for the newly renovated Allen Theater and the Idea Center.
Today’s Quote: “Action is the foundational key to all success”. – Pablo Picasso
Today’s Photo: Drury Theater
The Drury Theater is part of the old Cleveland Play House Complex. Founded in 1915, Cleveland Play House is America’s first permanently established professional theatre company.
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Today’s Quote: “Experience is a good school. But the fees are high”. – Heinrich Heine
Everett Road Covered Bridge is one of the only remaining covered bridges in Summit County. However in the 19th century, it was one of over 2,000 in Ohio. The builders of Everett Road Covered Bridge used a truss pattern patented by Robert W. Smith of Tipp City, Ohio, in 1867. The bridge was also unlikely to have been built much after the 1870s.
Today’s Quote: “Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law,’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.” Thomas Jefferson
From Wikipedia -
“The Fountain of Eternal Life, also known as the War Memorial Fountain and Peace Arising from the Flames of War, is a statue and fountain in Cleveland, Ohio designed by Cleveland Institute of Art graduate Marshall Fredericks and dedicated on May 30, 1964. The sculpture, which serves as the city’s major memorial to its citizens that served in World War II, is situated on Memorial Plaza, which is part of the Cleveland Mall.
The fountain was initiated and promoted by the Cleveland Press, which raised $250,000 in donations from private citizens and various organizations for the project. The centerpiece is a 35-foot (10.7 m) bronze figure representing man escaping from the flames of war and reaching skyward for eternal peace. The bronze sphere from which the figure rises represents the earth. Four granite carvings, representing the geographic civilizations of the world, are placed around the sphere. On the surface of the polished granite rim surrounding the fountain are bronze plates bearing the names of 4,177 Greater Clevelanders who perished in WWII and in the Korean War. Following a complete restoration during the construction of an underlying parking garage in connection with the neighboring Key Tower, the memorial was rededicated on Veterans Day in 1991″.
Today’s Quote: “Beauty awakens the soul to act” – Dante Alighieri