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MetroHealth System selects master architect and engineer for campus transformation

(Plain Press, August 2017)   MetroHealth System announced it has selected Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA) to lead the design planning, architecture and engineering of The MetroHealth System’s campus transformation, which includes the construction of a new hospital tower on its West 25th Street main campus. MetroHealth’s Board of Trustees approved the selection of … Continue reading

Father’s Day Historic Walking Tour honors the late Raymond Pianka

(Plain Press, July 2017)     Neighborhood residents and friends of the late Cleveland Housing Court Judge Raymond Pianka filled the atrium at the Gordon Square Arcade on Sunday, June 18th for the kickoff of a Father’s Day Walk in his honor. The Father’s Day Walk, conceived by Ray’s daughter, Kirsten Pianka, featured a historic tour of … Continue reading

Edison Project to add 300 luxury apartments to area east of W. 65th and north of Breakwater

  by Ryan Bonds (Plain Press, May 2017)       Several factories that lined the railroad tracks along the Shoreway near Edgewater Park are being replaced by over 300 new luxury apartments and 24 townhouses. The massive Edison Project developed by the NPR Group will feature just over 300 apartments. It is slated to be completed in … Continue reading

Former home of RAM Electronics to get a facelift

by John Kinsley (Plain Press, May 2017)       One of the “thinnest” buildings on West 25th Street, home most recently to RAM, is about to get a face lift. The three-story building at 1898 W. 25th St. was designed in 1892 by architect Bernard Van Develde, who had designed other buildings in the last part … Continue reading

Building at 1822-1826 W. 25th housed many businesses over the years

by Tommy Carosielli (Plain Press, May 2017)       In the hustle and bustle of Ohio City, a small building stuck between two popular businesses may be lost in the shuffle. But diving into the history of the building at 1822-1826 W 25th St. provides a peak into Ohio City’s interesting history. Local architectural historian Craig … Continue reading

Project 29 and the future of Hingetown

by Bruce Grossman (Plain Press, March 2017)             In the end, it was just about a building. I am talking about the December 12 meeting at Franklin Circle Church where I heard about Project 29 and the future of “Hingetown”, the area around Detroit and 28th and 29th Streets. But it was also about dreams and desires, … Continue reading

Architectural historian, Craig Bobby, points out inaccuracies in articles on Cheerio building and W.25th Lofts project

To the editor: (Plain Press, February 2017)        I am writing to you to inform you of some inaccuracies found in articles in the January 2017 issue of the Plain Press.  All of these are articles pertaining to local historic buildings. In the article about the commercial building on Detroit at the corner of West … Continue reading

Front Steps joins with EDEN and PIRHL Developers to plan new facility

(Plain Press, February 2017)        Front Steps Housing and Services hopes to be able to move to a new location soon. Front Steps, currently located in a former Travelodge motel at 1545 W. 25th, sits on a ridge over the Cuyahoga River that is unstable. Front Steps Housing and Services has teamed up with Emerald Development … Continue reading

In Memory-Cleveland Housing Court Judge Raymond L. Pianka

  (Plain Press, February 2017)        Cleveland Housing Court Judge Raymond Pianka, age 65, passed away on January 21st. Raymond Pianka grew up in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood and continued to live and be active in the community throughout his life. Pianka served as a City Council Aide to Councilman Michael Zone from 1972-73. Pianka … Continue reading

Superelectric Pinball Parlor contributes to continuing history of Gordon Square Arcade

by Zhane Isom (Plain Press, February 2017)        Have you ever looked at art while playing a game of pinball at the same time? It does sound a little crazy and different, but that’s what you can do when you visit Gordon Square Arcade’s Superelectric Pinball Parlor. The Superelectric Pinball Parlor opened a year ago, in … Continue reading