Here’s a scan of an old fold-out panorama postcard, circa early 1910s, of Cleveland’s Public Square that my mother unearthed while looking through some old family photos from the late 1800s-early 1900s. The postcard was slightly battered and worn, but it provides an interesting view of the city from a century ago. (Click on the image for a large view.)
TO COMBAT HATE AND DISCRIMINATION MAKES A STOP IN CLEVELAND, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TIME WARNER CABLE
Guests to the Special Activation Can Create Free,
Customized T-Shirts, Photos and Videos to Join
USA’s “I Won’t Stand For…” Movement to Promote
Greater Tolerance and Acceptance
As part of its award-winning Characters Unite public service campaign, USA Network has launched a national bus tour to help spread the message that everyone, everywhere can help stop hate and all forms of discrimination simply by saying “I won’t stand for…” it anymore. On February 18th [Update: AND February 19], the “I Won’t Stand For…” tour will stop at Cleveland’s Public Square from 11am to 8pm, in partnership with Time Warner Cable.
At the special activation, participants will be able to create a free “I won’t stand for…” t-shirt, personalizing it by stamping a word to fill in the blank, such as bullying, racism, religious intolerance, sexism, homophobia, ableism and more. In addition, consumers can take a photo to be part of the Characters Unite gallery and immediately share the image with their friends and family via social media. Guests can also film an “I won’t stand for…” video to join hundreds of people – including stars of USA’s hit shows, athletes and political leaders -- in lending their voices to the Characters Unite movement.
The tour is part of USA Network’s Characters Unite Month. Throughout February, the Network shines a spotlight on the importance of promoting greater tolerance, respect and acceptance through extensive on-air programming, digital content and community events across the country.
Following its launch during Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans, the “I Won’t Stand For” tour is also making stops in Denver, Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago and Dearborn, MI, as part of The Henry Ford Museum’s National Day of Courage in celebration of Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday.
Monday, February 18, 2013 and Tuesday February 19, 2013
50 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113
Characters Unite, USA Network's award-winning public service program, was created to address the social injustices and cultural divides still prevalent in our society. Inspired by USA Network's iconic "Characters Welcome" brand and with the support of leading national nonprofit organizations, the ongoing campaign is dedicated to supporting activities and messaging that combat prejudice and intolerance while promoting understanding and acceptance -- on-air, online, and in communities across the country. www.charactersunite.com
USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. A division of NBCUniversal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.
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Here are a few photos taken in downtown Cleveland last week. The photos feature the Christmas tree and holiday lights on Public Square, the Arcade, and Tower City. Have a Merry Christmas, and a happy holiday season and New Year!
Here’s a new video from the Downtown Cleveland Alliance showcasing all the great things going on in the city – and the great people that are keeping the energy going as well. Being a lifelong Cleveland area resident, I must point out that I didn’t see any winter scenes in this video; the weather can be brutal here. But nothing beats the spring and summer months!
Cleveland’s West Side Market celebrates its 100th birthday this week. To celebrate, here is a gallery of some photos I took at the market during recent visits. It’s not only a fantastic place to shop for food, but the building itself is a great space. (Click on any image to open the photo gallery.)
Here’s a current exterior photo of the Cleveland Trust Rotunda building and the Ameritrust Tower. The tower was designed by architect Marcel Breuer, who is known for the “brutalist” style. The tower was initially intended to be the home of the Cuyahoga Country offices, but after years of county mismanagement in trying to renovate the structure, the county trying (unsuccessfully) to sell the property, and the country corruption scandal/trial/convictions, the tower and the rotunda remain in limbo. The new county administration is looking at consolidating all its properties and hopefully in the process, someone will take up the task of getting these 2 building back in use. The Cleveland Trust Rotunda is an exceptional space and it would be wonderful to see it open and in use again. Having never been inside the Ameritrust Tower, I can’t speak to the interior of that facility, but I can say it is a very important structure in the world of architecture
The Cleveland Trust rotunda is on the corner of East 9th Street and Euclid Avenue (US Route 20), with the Ameritrust Tower directly next door on East 9th.
Here are a few photos I took this past weekend of the exterior of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, with the large decorated Fender-style guitars from Guitarmania 2012. (Click on any image for a larger view.)