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Gloria Ferris
Cleveland, Ohio, where everything that rises must converge
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This was another component of the Denison Avenue streetscape demolished along the path of least resistance. A similar fate now awaits Wirth House at 3119 Denison, owned unused for 15 years by Art House, Inc. Image:Slide 2704 Denison - Spaulding Funeral Home.jpg From Brooklyn Centre Wiki Size of this preview:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
In Brooklyn Centre, people still wait for Wirth House and its sister property, the Belz House, to be renovated as promised more than 15 years and more than a million dollars of public funds later. Steven Litt, the PLAIN DEALER architecture writer, delivers a fairly balanced, dispassionate recap of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
Showing Betsey how I can do this. Continue reading
Here is a piece by Steven Litt from today’s PLAIN DEALER. CLEVELAND, Ohio – Wirth House, a decaying 19th-century landmark owned by the nonprofit Art House Inc. in Brooklyn Centre, finally appears headed for demolition after 14 years of debate over whether to keep or toss it. In split votes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
Here’s the agenda from the Thursday, June 11th, meeting of the Cleveland Landmarks Commission, in which there was discussion of points surrounding Art House, Inc., Wirth House, Belz House, and the streetscape. CALL TO ORDER CHAIR'S REPORT Laura Bala SECRETARY'S REPORT Donald Petit (Interim) CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS Photo Gallery 1.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
Resurrecting three posts done by Craig Bobby relative to Wirth House, for background to the current dialogue. Monday, June 11, 2007 WIRTH HOUSE.........AGAIN!! It has been called to my attention that it has been way, way, way too long since I last made a post. True. The blog is not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
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We received this email yesterday from our friends at the city: On June 11, 2015, at 9:00am in Room 514 of Cleveland City Hall, the Cleveland Landmarks Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss and review the new Art House Project, a federally-funded undertaking that includes the demolition of... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
1. Here are the details for the 9:30 AM memorial services at Riverside Cemetery, 3607 Pearl Road: http://www.riversidecemeterycleveland.org/rs_fd_a.htm 2. And here are the details for the 11:00 AM services at Denison Cemetery, also known as the Brooklyn Centre Burying Grounds, at 2300 Ellen Alley, at the east end of Garden Avenue: https://www.facebook.com/events/949584385085471/ Gloria Ferris 216-351-0254 gloria@gloriaferris.net Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2015 at G. Ferris
I thought things were swell when I could look forward to being taken on my appointments by one of those driverless cars. Now, things are about to get even better. The country’s largest health insurer is putting telemedicine on par... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at ACT III
Living in Brooklyn Centre, we sometimes take for granted the amenities that surround us. One big plus for pursuing a healthful lifestyle is Gold’s Gym at Biddulph Plaza. We may have lost the running track and the tennis courts at Brookside Park, but Gold’s is something we can use year-round... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
In Boston, they know that May is Historic Preservation Month. There's nary a peep out of our own Cleveland Restoration Society, though, and we can say the same for the National Trust for Historic Preservation -- Please, somebody, tell me I'm wrong. May is Historic Preservation Month - The Emerald... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
More on Preservation Week as conceived by the ALA. April 26-May 2, 2015. Promotes the role of libraries & other institutions in preserving personal and public collections and treasures. http://www.ala.org/preservationweek (13) Preservation Week Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
Everybody’s getting into the act, April 26-May 2, 2015. Event Toolkit The American Library Association has created this Event Toolkit to help libraries and other institutions celebrate Preservation Week. The press kit, event planning ideas, and event promotion tips will help lay the groundwork for a successful event. Information on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
Two Case Western Reserve students joined five Brooklyn Centre Naturalists today to pick up trash, cut down Japanese Knotweed, prune plants, rake leaves and much, much more. I have a friend who says that the people who show up are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
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Everybody’s invited. http://riversidecemeterycleveland.org/EasterService_2015Invitation.pdf Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
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Pulled in the driveway stopped to see five robins happily tossing leaves feasting on the worms beneath It’s Spring, beautiful Spring. ©2015 Gloria Ferris digital.library.pitt.edu/a/audubon The University of Pittsburgh owns the physical material presented on this website. We provide access... Continue reading
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We're not really aware of who's sponsoring this. Any clues? Anonymity's no way to drive a dialogue. Download Attachment.pdf Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
In researching The Aragon Ballroom, we came across this before-and-after picture set of the odd design changes to the building now occupied by the Elk & Elk Metro branch office. We must have missed the “extensive design and review process in October 2012”, just as we missed this posting in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
This past Thursday evening, January 22nd, we attended a presentation at Lincoln West concerning renovation and reuse of The Aragon by a new owner, Ali Faraj. Main presenters were CARLETON MOORE!, owner’s project representative, and Kent R. Minshall, owner’s liquor-license attorney. Imagine our surprise and delight coming across this recent... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
Good link with maps and tables. 2014′s Most & Least Fair State Tax Systems | WalletHub® Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at G. Ferris
Good link with maps and tables. 2014′s Most & Least Fair State Tax Systems | WalletHub® Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at ACT III
If people are to move into cities again, it’s important that the cities not use them as sources of revenue. Here are a couple of local groups of residents who have said “no” to hosting parasites. Cleveland voters overwhelmingly approved... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at ACT III
This MyScore is an incredible scam. There is no disclosure. There are no terms. I kept on waiting for the disclosures and terms of the relationship to come to me by email, and they never did. These people needs to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at ACT III
This MyScore is an incredible scam. There is no disclosure. There are no terms. I kept on waiting for the disclosures and terms of the relationship to come to me by email, and they never did. These people needs to be driven off the internet. Why is there a charge on my card? Answer: It's a monthly charge for myscore.com. If you're here you have a few questions. And we have answers. Who are we? MyScore is a US-based financial services company. Why are you charging me? These are charges for the credit montioring program you signed up for online.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at G. Ferris