LOOK UP!

14 Mar

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It’s easy to get distracted by all the new signage on East Fourth, but next time you find yourself down here, I recommend looking up! There are so many architectural details that make this small block unique.

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The building that now hosts The Dredgers Union was originally a Five & Dime called McCrory’s. This is the original signage that can be seen above the second story windows.

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The Frederick Building above Erie Island Coffee has the neatest contrast of blue window frames with large white subway tile siding.

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This building is technically on Prospect, but I have always admired the sleek black tile in contrast with the exposed brick texture.

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One of my favorite details on the street are the remnants of painted advertisements on the sides of buildings.

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Next time you find yourself in Dredgers Union, be sure the check out our book “East Fourth Street: The Rise, Decline, and Rebirth of an Urban Cleveland Street”, written by Alan F. Dutka ($19.95). It’ll provide you with an in-depth look at some of the beautiful buildings I’ve posted here, as well as many other interesting facts about the awesomeness that is East 4th!

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