This photo of downtown Cleveland was taken from the Columbus Rd. Bridge. From Wikipedia: “Cleveland obtained its name on July 22, 1796 when surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company laid out Connecticut’s Western Reserve into townships and a capital city they named “Cleaveland” after their leader, General Moses Cleaveland. Cleaveland oversaw the plan for what would become the modern downtown area, centered on Public Square, before returning home, never again to visit Ohio. The first settler in Cleaveland was Lorenzo Carter, who built a cabin on the banks of the Cuyahoga River. The Village of Cleaveland was incorporated on December 23, 1814. In spite of the nearby swampy lowlands and harsh winters, its waterfront location proved to be an advantage. The area began rapid growth after the 1832 completion of the Ohio and Erie Canal. This key link between the Ohio River and the Great Lakes connected the city to the Atlantic Ocean via the Erie Canal and later via the St. Lawrence Seaway; and the Gulf of Mexico via the Mississippi River. Growth continued with added railroad link. Cleveland incorporated as a city in 1836”.
Today’s Quote: “Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe”. – Voltaire
2012 marks the 100th birthday of the Cuyahoga County Court House on Lakeside Avenue. The courthouse was designed by Charles Morris along with Lehman and Schmitt and is one of the finest examples of the Beaux-Arts style in the city.
For more info: http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=LAS1
“All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space”. – Philip Johnson
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
The Port of Cleveland is located on the shores of Lake Erie at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. The port handles between 11 million and 16 million tons of cargo and generates approximately $1 billion in trade each year. The moon can be seen in the background behind the Terminal Tower.
Today’s Quote: “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats”. – Howard Aiken
Today’s photo was taken near where Cuyahoga River meets Lake Erie on a warm summer evening. I like this photo because it shows not only the river but a few of Cleveland’s amazing bridges and buildings in the background.
Check out more about Cleveland’s historic bridges: http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=B19
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment” – Jim Rohn
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
The Terminal Tower is located on Public Square and is Cleveland’s signature landmark. It was the second-tallest building in the world when it was completed. The Terminal Tower stood as the tallest building in North America outside of New York City from its completion in 1930 until 1964.
Today’s Quote: There’s something strange and powerful about black-and-white imagery. – Stefan Kanfer
Today’s Photo: Merry Christmas Cleveland
Given that this is my last blog post of the week I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season. This is one of my favorite photos of downtown at night so I thought I would share it with you.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! – Charles Dickens
Today’s Photo: Tower City Christmas
Today’s Photo is of the large Christmas tree located in Tower City Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Today’s Quote: Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart – Washington Irving
Today’s Photo: John D. Rockefeller obelisk
From the about.com website:
“Before he left for New York, John D. Rockefeller was one of Cleveland’s favorite sons. The “richest man in the world” at the turn of the 20th century began his business career in Cleveland and made his fortune by founding the Standard Oil Company, based in the city. Rockefeller donated much to the city’s cultural institutions, including the land for Rockefeller Park.
When Rockefeller died in 1937 at the age of 98, he wished to be buried at Lake View Cemetery in the city he once called home. A 70-foot obelisk marks his grave. The structure, the tallest in the cemetery, was created by sculptor Joseph Carabelli.
Visitors to the gravesite often place dimes at the base of the stone, perhaps hoping that their money will increase as Rockefeller’s did.”
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“I do not think 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