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Old June 11th, 2008, 07:15 PM   #1
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Cleveland, Ohio in the 1970s and 1980s

Cleveland, Ohio Film Scans - 1978 - 1988

These photos cover 1978 - 1988. There are more photos from 1990 through 2007, on my web site.

1978







Airport Rapid station at Terminal Tower




The Market Street Exchange restaurant in 1978, now Great Lakes Brewing Company. This restaurant renovation was pretty new at the time, as I recall. The basement seating area had just been opened.




1979











W. 117th & Madison








Cleveland Hopkins




Views from Edgewater Park








West Side Market


















Then-new Amtrak Station.














1985

BP Tower nearing completion










Views from Terminal Tower. You can see the Hulett Unloaders along the lake shore by the coal piles. Sorry about the glass reflections; some things just can't be helped.


























































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Old June 11th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #2
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Cleveland has a lot of character. Didn't realize they had old trolleys.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 08:10 PM   #3
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Beautiful pics
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Old June 12th, 2008, 02:21 PM   #4
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Wow, that's one great bunch of pics. Excellent work. Beautiful old fountains and arcades.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #5
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Old June 12th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #6
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The Glory days. When the 335 V8's where still in production. Top Stuff!
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Old June 12th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #7
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I never knew Ohio was an American enclave of the Soviet Union.

Seriously though, that building is VERY Stalinist, much like the great towers you see around Russia and much former Communist nations.

Spectacular.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 10:52 PM   #8
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very interesting shots, many thx for posting
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Old June 12th, 2008, 11:35 PM   #9
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Cleveland is very interesting...love that industrial touch...very strong city..More?
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Cleveland is very interesting...love that industrial touch...very strong city..More?
Much more - click here.
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Thanks for the great set of 1970's pictures/scans. Excellent.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 11:33 AM   #12
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Amazing!
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Old June 15th, 2008, 04:49 AM   #13
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Thanks, all. I'm glad folks have enjoyed the photos.

Cleveland often takes first-time visitors by surprise; it has a lot to offer and yet it's on a scale that makes it easy to access so many different areas and attractions. The lakefront is beautiful and just keeps getting better.
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Old June 15th, 2008, 08:21 AM   #14
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Cleveland ROCKS!!!

Great historical thread of an interesting city.

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Questions about Cleveland hopefully someone can help...

Hey is that the home of the Browns hiding there? Im sure their stadium is on the lake.

Also cant anyone confirm that Terminal Tower held the record for the highest building in the world outside Manhattan in the 1930s-50s?

I used to work with someone from Cleveland who told me that the river or lake caught fire once because it was so polluted. I didnt believe him but now I gotta wonder... is this correct?

How far from downtown is Euclid Avenue? Didnt Rockerfeller live there?
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Really, really cool thread! One of my favorites that I've looked at since I joined SSC. Love traveling back in time like that. I love the huge arcade in those pics. Cleveland was definitely built from the very beginning to be a BIG city.
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these are amazing photos! what kind of post-production effects did you use on them? some of them look like paintings!

cleveland has such great character and neigbourhoods....I love the are of Coventry and Little Italy...Mama Santa's is one of the greatest restaurants ever!
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Old June 15th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #17
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these are amazing photos! what kind of post-production effects did you use on them? some of them look like paintings!

cleveland has such great character and neigbourhoods....I love the are of Coventry and Little Italy...Mama Santa's is one of the greatest restaurants ever!
The photos are scans from 35mm and 120 roll film negatives and transparencies, using a Nikon 9000ED scanner. I scanned them at 2400dpi and saved them as TIF files, and then reopened them in Photoshop CS2, resized them to 800x600 @ 72dpi and applied color and contrast adjustments and a little sharpening as required, and saved them as JPGs at quality level 9.

Cleveland's neighborhoods are great; during the Art Walk, Little Italy is hoppin'. Corbo's is another neat establishment there.

If you haven't followed the link to the other photos through 2007, I recommend it. There are quite a few photos from my favorite Cleveland attraction, West Side Market. You'll want to raid the fridge when you're done.
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This is a great set and one that holds some fond memories for me as well. Before moving to Chicago, I lived a considerable part of my youth in rural Ohio and even though Columbus was closer, Cleveland is where you went for true urbanity. Thanks for sharing.
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Great historical thread of an interesting city.




Questions about Cleveland hopefully someone can help...

Hey is that the home of the Browns hiding there? Im sure their stadium is on the lake.

Also cant anyone confirm that Terminal Tower held the record for the highest building in the world outside Manhattan in the 1930s-50s?

I used to work with someone from Cleveland who told me that the river or lake caught fire once because it was so polluted. I didnt believe him but now I gotta wonder... is this correct?

How far from downtown is Euclid Avenue? Didnt Rockerfeller live there?
1. Wasn't built yet

2. I don't know

3. Yes, the lake caught on fire because of pollution and chemicals in the water.

4. I don't know
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fascinating, I'm currently writing up a report on the new BRT system on Euclid Avenue and am procrastinating and then come across these beauties of Cleveland.

In response to Milan Luka, Euclid Avenue runs from the CBD (Public Sq) which I think is one of these:



it then runs for about 10km East. Used to be known as Millionaires Row but in mid/late 20th century experienced significant deterioation and economic blight. Hopefully the new BRT might reverse this.
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