Description: Original description reads: "Lakeview Terraces."
With the New Deal, $150 million of the Public Works Administration (PWA) budget was set aside for housing. Lakeview Terrace, internationally known as a landmark in public housing, was one of 3 Cleveland housing projects that were the first to be authorized by the federal government using funds from the PWA. Together with Cedar-Central and Outhwaite, it was begun in 1935 and completed in 1937. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B04F09_26_01 Subjects: Public housing--Ohio--Cleveland; Streets--Ohio--Cleveland; Automobiles Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
Description: Original description reads: "Street view. Shopping along Prospect Ave., Cleveland."
This photograph shows Prospect Avenue, facing west, in Cleveland Ohio.
The first building on the right is Weinberger Cut Rate Drug Store ("Where spending is saving!", founded by Adolph Weinberger in 1912 (his first store was located at E. 30th Street and Scovill Avenue). The drugstore grew quickly into a chain and by1945 all the stores were consolidated under the name Gray Drug Stores, Inc. Business began to decline in the 1960s , but Weinberger's son Jerome improved the stores and added a variety of products which helped revive the company. Gray's was taken over by Sherwin Williams Co. in 1981, who in turn sold the company to Rite Aid Corp in 1987.
The next store is Volk's Credit Jewelers, located at 417 Prospect Avenue. Established in 1899, the pawnbroker is now called Volk's Jewelery and Loans.
Above the pawn store is Dr. David Volk, Optometrist. Aspheric ophthalmic lenses were developed by Dr. Volk in 1956, which was a great improvement over common spheric lenses. The success of this development led Dr. Volk to form Volk Optical / Tech Optics Inc, in 1974 which commercially manufactured lenses. This led to a series of improvements over the years which has continually allowed the company to be a leader in the field of optics.
Farther down the street can be seen signs for "Mary Lee Old Time Home Made Candies", "Anders Cafeteria", and "Kroger"
View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B04F10_11_01 Subjects: Streets--Ohio--Cleveland; Storefronts--Ohio--Cleveland; Pedestrians Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
Description: Original description reads: "The Jolly Tippler surveys work-a-day Cleveland street scene."
Herman Pirchner's Hofbrau was a Bavarian-themed restaurant in operation from the mid-1930s to the late 1940s in downtown Cleveland. Pirchner also owned and operated the Alpine Village supper club from the early 1930s until 1961, which drew some of the biggest names in entertainment for performances as well as patronage. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B04F10_15_01 Subjects: Streets--Ohio--Cleveland; Restaurants--Ohio--Cleveland Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
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