Childhood Memories

This is for the ones that have been born and raised if not spend time here in Cleveland Ohio USA

Too many besides these Slavic village neighborhood. The Tremont area was another interesting area  neighborhood in the city.

How to change even the Tremont area anything and everything you could have ever needed or wanted is usually within walking distance.

Even during the time! The Tremont area didn’t have a & p mini markers but the local supermarket Fisher foods had a mini market on professor Avenue and then there was another local market bi-rite what’s a little bit bigger than the other mini markets.there was also used as part of the scene in the movie The deer Hunter.

You had dry cleaners to drugstores a laundromat supermarket there was a lot smaller than a mini market, you’re always within a short walking distance of a bar! And I do mean a “short distance!”. Insurance agency.

Mom and pop delicatessens,   and Ashland oil products gas station, the neighborhood record store, a small print shop also operated in the Tremont neighborhood.

Lemko Hall which was also another place that was used in the movie The deer Hunter as well, shoe store, hardware store, appliance store, family clothing store, beauty shop, florist shop, butcher shop, 5 + 10 store, 2 Banks  couple VFW Halls, Saint Theodosius, church St John cantius which was temporarily change to st. John Kanty it was the only church that had a bowling alley! Bakery, there was a bar called the TV in which was next door to the Cleveland public libraries Jefferson Branch. I remember it was an odd phrase because upstairs were apartments and at the time around 1966 my parents was looking at that apartment above the TV in bar. To me it was the only apartment had a bathroom where they had a bathtub only the toilet you had to go downstairs to the other apartments to use and if the tenants downstairs who have the toilet ever had to take a bath they had to come up there is into the other apartment to take a bath!

Red star sausage company that was another butcher shop but they also carried like food service packs cans of applesauce, Harmony which was at the time my first taste of hominy I don’t know which is worse Harmony or grits?

There was behind Tremont elementary school in the back little did I know there was an orphanage. Somehow it was either burned down or torn down the orphanage is no longer there.

There is also a shoe store and insrance company, restaurant called hot puppy shoppe, barber shop, European restaurant which if I recall correctly is  right across the street from the Christmas story museum.

Who could forget Lincoln Park? It had a public water fountain, at the time in the center of Lincoln Park it had a fountain where would spray water in a year later they cemented over it years later the city opened it back up again to what it once was public fountain display and then they submitted it over again and they put a gazebo right in the center of it.

Diagonally across the street from Lincoln Park there is a church call the new pilgrim Congregational Church.

It was the only church I can ever recall in the city of Cleveland!

That had a Nativity scene during the holidays with real sheep!

It was a one-time deal because they never set up a nativity scene with real sheep ever again because one of the neighborhood kids grab some snow an ball and hit one of the sheep in the eye.

And the Tremont area is the only area that I know of at the time that actually had a hospital Grace hospital.

Who could forget the steel mills near by both the Tremont area and Slavic village area?

There was a local PBS pledge drive documentary about the area surrounding the steel mills the interview one of the former steelworkers who said he would bring Frozen TV dinners to work with him and where the men’s locker room was he can put his Frozen TV dinner near the window next to but let’s just say within range of the blast furnace. And by the time lunch time came around he had himself a hot TV dinner!

Every once in awhile during the summer or my parents would have the windows open chill at the Cool breeze I will summer night come in and I are always here air products I think it was their air compressor we always make a bellowing sound I guess I was to release air from there humongous air compressor.

My parents my two half sisters and I are we lived on Houston Avenue anytime you can hear either the ship’s horn because we were next to the Cuyahoga River, or we would hear the the trains horns blow.

There is a section or a strip along professor Avenue.

Or the businesses that once stood are just vacant lots!

Published by mark pichler

I write about people places and things and then some!

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