The history of industry in Cleveland has always interested me. Samuel Mather, Henry Chisholm, John D. Rockefeller, and Charles Brush were just a few of many great men to bring industry to Cleveland. Some of that industry is still around today. Arcelor Mittal now employes some 1,850 people at its Cleveland steel works and a short drive away you can visit Charles Brush’s Nela park (now GE).
For some more great information on Clevelands industrial past and present please visit:
Today’s Quote: “There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.” Charles F. Kettering
“The Steamship William G. Mather is a retired Great Lakes bulk freighter now restored as a museum ship in Cleveland, Ohio, one of four in the Great Lakes region. She transported cargo such as ore, coal, stone, and grain to ports throughout the Great Lakes, and was nicknamed “The Ship That Built Cleveland” because Cleveland’s steel mills were a frequent destination.”
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Today’s Quote: “History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside”. – John F. Kennedy
Today’s photo is of a really cool sculpture in Downtown Cleveland. It is the Triple-L Excentric Gyratory Gyratory III, made by George Rickey in 1980. This kinetic sculpture is comprised of three L-shaped arms that move and twist. It has a 27-foot radius of movement.
Today’s Quote: “Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in”. – Amy Lowell
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 Cleveland Skyline from Edgewater Park. Edgewater Park is located on Cleveland’s west side and has beautiful views of the city. This park is divided into upper and lower areas that are connected by a paved bicycle path and fitness course.
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Today’s Quote:”Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe”. – Voltaire
I don’t normally post a photo on the weekends but I thought I would post one of the St. Patricks Day Parade. Cleveland has been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a downtown parade since 1867. It’s one of the largest parades in the country. The crowd is estimated to reach around 400,000 people this year.
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” – Benjamin Franklin
Today’s photo is a reworked version of a panoramic shot of the Cleveland skyline I took last summer. It’s one of my favorites because it includes Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Terminal Tower, Key Bank Building, 200 Public Square (BP Building), the William G Mather, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Great Lakes Science Center and Voinovich Park. Have a great weekend and enjoy the weather.
Today’s Quote: Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. – Twyla Tharp
Today’s photo is of the Hungarian Cultural Garden which is located off East Blvd in Cleveland. This garden was completed and formally dedicated in 1938 and is just one of the beautiful gardens located in this area. For more information:
Today’s Quote: “The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget”. – Thomas Szasz
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