Rank #1: Public Square: “...A Vision of a City with a Soul”
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:
Oct 06 2008
Rank #2: Cleveland's Bank Lobbies: Hidden Temples to Prosperity
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
Sep 22 2008
Rank #3: CityProwl Cleveland: Renaissance Leader, Then & Now
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
Sep 01 2008
Rank #4: CityProwl Mini: Soho
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.
Apr 23 2007
Rank #5: CityProwl Cleveland: Episode Two - Cleveland's Arcades - The Diamonds of Euclid Avenue
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.
Oct 16 2006