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Rank #1: Public Square: “...A Vision of a City with a Soul”

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What was running through Moses Cleaveland’s mind when he landed on the eastern shore of Lake Erie? Did he realize that the forest on the bluff above him would become the city that would bear his name? And how did “Cleaveland” lose an “a”? We can’t tell you what Moses was thinking, but we do weigh in on the missing vowel in this prowl, which will escort you around Public Square, the heart of the city and one of the first areas that Cleaveland laid out as part of his 1796 survey to establish the city. You will hear how the village based on a New England town transformed into a tony residential neighborhood and then was surrounded by large civic buildings. This prowl is about 37 minutes and was recorded in Summer 2008.

Interviewed in this prowl were:

Bill Tyler, Docent for the Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Paul Volpe AIA, Architect & Planner of the 2006 Public Square Plan, City Architecture


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Oct 06 2008

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Rank #2: Cleveland's Bank Lobbies: Hidden Temples to Prosperity

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Most people think of banks as uptight, grey-suited and above all, not a place to let loose a creative spirit. Well, Cleveland’s gorgeous downtown bank lobbies are hidden jewels, known mostly to bankers and their clients. In this prowl you will experience these lobbies up close and personal and learn about their oftentimes colorful histories, extravagant design and how they are moving into the 21st century. Banking has never been so interesting! This prowl is 40 minutes long and recorded Summer 2008.
Interviewed in this Prowl were:

Peter van Dijk FAIA, Architect for renovations to Society for Savings, Federal Reserve Bank, Huntington Building and Ameritrust.
Jennifer Ransom and Tony Notaro, The Federal Reserve of Cleveland
Peter Lawson Jones, Cuyahoga County Commissioner

CityProwl Fellow: Adrienne Nelson ‘09 Laurel School


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Sep 22 2008

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Rank #3: CityProwl Cleveland: Renaissance Leader, Then & Now

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Cleveland’s Warehouse District has had many lives since it was first populated as a pioneer farming village in the first years of the 19th century. Prowl through the neighborhood and learn how, as Cleveland developed, the Warehouse District was always at the vanguard - ushering in commerce-based businesses and supporting the iron ore and steel business during the industrial revolution and 20 years ago becoming the first entertainment, residential and cultural neighborhood in the downtown area. This prowl is about 40 minutes long and was recorded in the Summer 2008.

Interviewed in this prowl were:

Thomas Yablonsky, Executive Director, Historic Warehouse District Development Corp.
Barbara Reynolds, President, Real Living LLC
Zdenko Zovkic, Proprietor, XO Prime Steaks
Ron Copfer, CEO, Fathom IT Solutions

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Sep 01 2008

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Rank #4: CityProwl Mini: Soho

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Well, I finally finished this puppy. A few days turned into weeks when the whole family got that cold going around in March. This mini prowl, only about 5 1/2 minutes long, features the flavor of a vibrant Soho street life, enhanced by 'revelers' celebrating Italy's win of the soccer World Cup. I expect Cleveland to match this at some of our summer festivals this year, like Ingenuity.

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Apr 23 2007

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Rank #5: CityProwl Cleveland: Episode Two - Cleveland's Arcades - The Diamonds of Euclid Avenue

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The second episode of CityProwl Cleveland features a stroll through the 3 downtown arcades: the Old Arcade, the Colonial Arcade and the Euclid Arcade. Cleveland stands alone among US cities for having not 1 but 3 of these building types, and the Old Arcade is admired around the world for its beauty, gigantic scale and cutting edge technology. Find out more about arcades in general, how Cleveland happened to build these jewels and their current status. The prowl lasts about 25 minutes. Meet in the Old Arcade, in front of the 1980 Coffee Shop, which is located under the stairs near the Superior Avenue entrance.

Interviewed in this podcast are:

Bill Gunlocke, Exec. Editor, Manhattan Media and former Old Arcade tenant

John Hawkins, Doorman, Hyatt Regency Hotel

Susan Berndt, Owner of Cleveland and Beyond store in the Old Arcade

Tom Yablonsky, Executive Director of The Historic Gateway Neighborhood Development Corp.

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Oct 16 2006

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