Cleveland and Its Streetcars

Cleveland and Its Streetcars

By 1954, the task was complete. This book, with over 200 photographs, documents this changing Cleveland scene--when a wonderful era in transportation flourished and then, sadly, disappeared.

Author: James R. Spangler

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738539678

Category: History

Page: 128

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Cleveland and Its Streetcars takes the reader back to when railway cars dominated the local street scene. The book focuses on the era of 1910-1954, from the time that Cleveland Railway Company took over operation of the consolidated streetcar lines to the day that the last streetcar rumbled over the city's streets. Cleveland's trailer trains, articulated cars, and its Peter Witt car model were widely admired by the nation, and the streetcar reigned supreme through the end of World War II. In 1942, the Cleveland Transit System (CTS) took over the streetcar lines, and eager to "modernize" its fleet, it decided to replace the streetcars with buses, trackless trolleys, and a crosstown rapid transit line. After the end of the war, in May 1945, the first post-war conversion took place. Then the pace of replacing the streetcars with rubber-tired vehicles quickened. By 1954, the task was complete. This book, with over 200 photographs, documents this changing Cleveland scene--when a wonderful era in transportation flourished and then, sadly, disappeared.
Categories: History

Cleveland and It s Streetcars

Cleveland and It s Streetcars

By 1954, the task was complete. This book, with over 200 photographs, documents this changing Cleveland scene--when a wonderful era in transportation flourished and then, sadly, disappeared.

Author: James R. Spangler

Publisher: Arcadia Library Editions

ISBN: 1531623646

Category: History

Page: 130

View: 844

Cleveland and Its Streetcars takes the reader back to when railway cars dominated the local street scene. The book focuses on the era of 1910-1954, from the time that Cleveland Railway Company took over operation of the consolidated streetcar lines to the day that the last streetcar rumbled over the city's streets. Cleveland's trailer trains, articulated cars, and its Peter Witt car model were widely admired by the nation, and the streetcar reigned supreme through the end of World War II. In 1942, the Cleveland Transit System (CTS) took over the streetcar lines, and eager to "modernize" its fleet, it decided to replace the streetcars with buses, trackless trolleys, and a crosstown rapid transit line. After the end of the war, in May 1945, the first post-war conversion took place. Then the pace of replacing the streetcars with rubber-tired vehicles quickened. By 1954, the task was complete. This book, with over 200 photographs, documents this changing Cleveland scene--when a wonderful era in transportation flourished and then, sadly, disappeared.
Categories: History

Cleveland Heights

Cleveland Heights

Instead , Cleveland Heights was shaped by the natural topography ( the " heights ” above the City of Cleveland that gave the suburb its name ) ; by technology ( streetcars and automobiles ) ; by enterprising developers ( with very ...

Author: Marian J. Morton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738533882

Category: History

Page: 128

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During its more than a century as a Cleveland suburb, Cleveland Heights has been shaped by the natural topography, technology, enterprising developers, elected officials, and its residents of many backgrounds. The result has been a rich mosaic of places and people. In the 1890s, wealthy Clevelanders began to leave the city's smoky factories and congested neighborhoods for the "heights" in East Cleveland Township. In 1901, the heights became the hamlet of Cleveland Heights. As its population changed, so did the suburb's homes, shops, schools, parks, and places of worship. Today, Cleveland Heights is as diversified as its citizens, its eclectic architecture and neighborhoods, and its unique history.
Categories: History

Cleveland s Millionaires Row

Cleveland s Millionaires  Row

At 5:00 a.m. on September 20, 1915, the rumbling from the Cleveland Railway Company's yellow streetcars began ... Two days before the new streetcar route opened, the Plain Dealer expressed its unqualified approval: “Hundreds of ...

Author: Alan F. Dutka

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439668283

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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The incredible affluence and extravagance of Euclid Avenue's Millionaires' Row have fascinated Clevelanders for more than a century. Within these stately mansions, US presidents enjoyed dinners and discussions with powerful politicians and influential industrial and banking leaders. Through photographs and meticulously researched captions, Cleveland's Millionaires' Row provides authoritative visual and written answers to the most often-asked questions regarding the famous avenue: where were these mansions located, how did their occupants acquire such enormous wealth, what caused the street's demise, and what replaced the famous old homes? The book also reveals the progress in remaking Euclid Avenue's four-mile stretch from Public Square to University Circle. Cleveland's Millionaires' Row vividly illustrates the birth, glamor, decline, and renaissance of the grand old avenue.
Categories: Architecture

The Lake Shore Electric Railway Story

The Lake Shore Electric Railway Story

That year marked its last line acquisition when, on November 5, its Lorain Street Railroad subsidiary picked up the bankrupt Cleveland Southwestern's Oberlin Avenue streetcar line in Lorain. At that time too, the system still operated ...

Author: Herbert H. Harwood, Jr.

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253017703

Category: History

Page: 320

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From 1901 to 1938 the Lake Shore Electric claimed to be—and was considered by many—"The Greatest Electric Railway in the United States." It followed the shore of Lake Erie, connecting Cleveland and Toledo with a high-speed, limited-stop service and pioneered a form of intermodal transportation three decades before the rest of the industry. To millions of people the bright orange electric cars were an economical and comfortable means of escaping the urban mills and shops or the humdrum of rural life. In summers during the glory years there were never enough cars to handle the crowds. After reaching its peak in the early 1920s, however, the Lake Shore Electric suffered the fate of most of its sister lines: it was now competing with automobiles, trucks, and buses and could not rival them in convenience. The Lake Shore Electric Railway Story tells the story of this fascinating chapter in interurban transportation, including the missed opportunities that might have saved this railway.
Categories: History

Mrs Morhard and the Boys

Mrs  Morhard and the Boys

Oscar Vitt quote “best natural hitter since Joe Jackson”: Schneider, The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia, third ed., 185. Cleveland area streetcars: James R. Spangler and James A. Toman, Cleveland and Its Streetcars (Charleston, SC; ...

Author: Ruth Hanford Morhard

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806538891

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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With the nation in the grip of the Great Depression, a single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, creates a lasting monument to youth and community as American as apple pie. At twelve years old, fiercely independent Josephine Morhard left her family’s Pennsylvania farm to start a new life. After surviving two bad marriages, Josephine decides to focus on a better future for her daughter and son. But Junior is a volatile boy of eight—until his mother comes up with a novel plan to build discipline and self-worth in her son. Out of a dream, an empty lot, and the enthusiasm of other neighborhood kids, Josephine establishes the first boys’ baseball league in America. Beyond all expectations, the Cleveland Indians rally behind her project. Future baseball legends Bob Feller, Jeff Heath, and Roy Weatherly help hone the boys’ skills; renowned sports reporter Hal Lebovitz pitches in as an umpire; and they’re given free pass to play in historic League Park. As Josephine’s Little Indians graduate into the Junior American and Junior National Leagues, and finally a Little World Series, she instills in her boys strong values, good sportsmanship, and an unprecedented sense of accomplishment. Some of them, like Ray Lindquist and Jack Heinen, will even make it to the Minor Leagues. Not one of Mrs. Morhard’s boys would ever forget her. “A treat to read.” —Akron Beacon Journal “Beautifully tells the true story of how one mother kept her son out of trouble . . . and started the first boy’s baseball league.” —Delilah, Syndicated Radio Host
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Industrialism

Industrialism

Many cities expanded, adding a ring of “streetcar suburbs” at a distance from the city center previously ... For several decades, the streetcar determined the maximum length of the average commute. ... Cleveland and Its Streetcars.

Author: Jason Mauch

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781604132229

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 118

View: 181

Encyclopedic entries cover the prominent people and events of the period of dramatic industrial growth in the United States.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Metropolitan Railways

Metropolitan Railways

The line was operated with standard Cleveland streetcars equipped for multiple - unit operation in trains . At Boston , the pioneer Tremont Street trolley subway , completed in 1896 , and its later extensions provided a traffic - free ...

Author: William D. Middleton

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253341795

Category: Transportation

Page: 275

View: 141

"Metropolitan Railways" is a large-scale, illustrated volume that deals with the growth and development of urban rail transit systems in North America.
Categories: Transportation

Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Problems

Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Problems

Thereupon , the Van Sweringens opened the Shaker Heights Line then known as the Cleveland Interurban Railroad , in 1920 ... In 1948 , Shaker Heights Rapid Transit bought 25 brand - new PCC street cars from the Pullman - Standard Car Co.

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Washington Metropolitan Problems

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024382866

Category: Local transit

Page: 382

View: 419

Categories: Local transit

CLEVELAND Prodigy of the Western Reserve

CLEVELAND  Prodigy of the Western Reserve

No doubt the families on Millionaires Row were envied for their good fortune, and no doubt a lot of Clevelanders grumbled when the Euclid Avenue streetcars were barred from that length of avenue from Erie (E. 9th) Street out to Case ...

Author: George E. Condon

Publisher: Grand Lake Media. LLC

ISBN: 9780932986061

Category: History

Page: 743

View: 489

“Cleveland: Prodigy of the Western Reserve a pictorial and entertaining commentary on the growth and development of Cleveland, Ohio” Excerpt From: George E. Condon. “Cleveland: Prodigy of the Western Reserve.” iBooks.
Categories: History

Thinking Toward Survival

Thinking Toward Survival

Virtually none of my classmates owned cars, a few were allowed to drive the family car, if there was one, on special occasions. Such was life only sixty years ago. A decade later, Cleveland tore up its streetcar tracks, ...

Author: Coralie Koonce

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450223317

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

View: 184

The clock approaches midnight. We humans have created a scary scenario for ourselves with Climate change * and other ecosystem failures * Population growth and consumption that exceeds Earth’s carrying capacity * Out-of-control technologies and pollution * Ancient habits of war + Doomsday weapons + depleting resources + nationalism What we need is a whole new way of thinking. From protecting our grey matter, to changing 300-year-old paradigms, from self-reliance to trillion-dollar transitions, from how we raise our children to how to tame the corporations, Koonce offers potential solutions such as * Change our universities * Develop species-consciousness * Decentralize * Look for creative ideas and models across the world Humanity has what it takes to survive. There’s no need to despair. But there is a burning need to get started on the transformation.
Categories: Social Science

The Metropolitan Midwest

The Metropolitan Midwest

Nowhere is the excitement of movement more evident than in Chicago beneath the nation's last downtown elevated railroad ( Figure 8a ) . Every middle western city except Cleveland has eliminated its streetcars , and in Cleveland only the ...

Author: Barry Checkoway

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252011147

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

View: 612

Categories: Social Science

Progressives at War

Progressives at War

Cleveland's municipal streetcars and the H&M were notable for combating rapacious monopoly and their reliance upon the ... In Cleveland the Con- Con had become unpopular because of its disregard for passengers' comfort and pocketbooks, ...

Author: Douglas B. Craig

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421407180

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 525

View: 443

In this dual biography, Douglas B. Craig examines the careers of two prominent American public figures, Newton Diehl Baker and William Gibbs McAdoo, whose lives spanned the era between the Civil War and World War II. Both Baker and McAdoo migrated from the South to northern industrial cities and took up professions that had nothing to do with staple-crop agriculture. Both eventually became cabinet officers in the presidential administration of another southerner with personal memories of defeat and Reconstruction: Woodrow Wilson. A Georgian who practiced law and led railroad tunnel construction efforts in New York City, McAdoo served as treasury secretary at a time when Congress passed an income tax, established the Federal Reserve System, and funded the American and Allied war efforts in World War I. Born in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, Baker won election as mayor of Cleveland in the early twentieth century and then, as Wilson's secretary of war, supervised the dramatic build-up of the U.S. military when the country entered the Great War in Europe. This is the first full biography of McAdoo and the first since 1961 of Baker. Craig points out similarities and differences in their backgrounds, political activities, professional careers, and family lives. Craig's approach in Progressives at War illuminates the shared struggles, lofty ambitions, and sometimes conflicted interactions of these figures. Their experiences and perspectives on public and private affairs (as insiders who nonetheless were, in some sense, outsiders) make their lives, work, and thought especially interesting. Baker and McAdoo, in league with Wilson, offer Craig the opportunity to deliver a fresh and insightful study of the period, its major issues, and some of its leading figures.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Cities Back from the Edge

Cities Back from the Edge

The rhetoric regarding the virtues of the suburbs emerged during the streetcar suburb era . The opportunity to own a home , to get close to nature , and to ... Cleveland , Ohio , fortunately , still has one of its early streetcar lines ...

Author: Roberta Brandes Gratz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471361240

Category: Architecture

Page: 376

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"A love song for the city . . . [this] volume, attractivelypackaged and richly illustrated, is really a cookbook for downtownrevitalization." --Wall Street Journal In this pioneering book on successful urban recovery, two urbanexperts draw on their firsthand observations of downtown changeacross the country to identify a flexible, effective approach tourban rejuvenation. From transportation planning and sprawlcontainment to the threat of superstore retailers, they address ahost of key issues facing our cities today. Roberta Brandes Gratz (New York, NY), an award-winning journalistand urban critic, is author of the urban design classic The LivingCity. A former staff reporter for the New York Post, Gratz haswritten for the New York Times Magazine and other publications.Norman Mintz (New York, NY) has played a leading role in the fieldof downtown revitalization for more than twenty-five years. He isDesign Director at the 34th Street Partnership in New York City anda consultant on downtown revitalization across the country.
Categories: Architecture

The Overlook of Cleveland and Cleveland Heights

The Overlook of Cleveland and Cleveland Heights

INTRODUCTION The splendid view of Cleveland and Lake Erie from the Garfield Monument in Lake View Cemetery — the final ... the city and the suburb : prosperity and depression , peace and war , streetcars and automobiles , Clevelanders ...

Author: Marian J. Morton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738578223

Category: History

Page: 127

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Railroad tycoon turned real estate developer Patrick Calhoun named the premier residential boulevard of his Euclid Heights allotment the Overlook because of its location high on a bluff overlooking Case School of Applied Science, Western Reserve College, Lake Erie, and the city of Cleveland. By 1910, the boulevard was lined with the mansions of Cleveland's wealthy and powerful. Today, although traces of the Overlook's glory days remain, most of its great mansions are gone, replaced by apartment houses and the dormitories and fraternity houses of Case Western Reserve University. This is the story of that transformation.
Categories: History

The Quest for Streetcar Unionism in the Carolina Piedmont 1919 1922

The Quest for Streetcar Unionism in the Carolina Piedmont  1919 1922

Wilson's Secretary of War, Newton D. Baker, also spoke at the street railway conference. As political ally to Cleveland mayor Tom L. Johnson, Baker had fought against public utilities monopolies, such as the Cleveland Electric Railway ...

Author: Jeffrey M. Leatherwood

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443872188

Category: History

Page: 250

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Ever since the courtroom doors closed in 1919, the tragic Charlotte Streetcar Strike has haunted the collective memory of the Carolina Piedmont region. During a season of labor unrest, it briefly made national headlines. Five men were killed and at least twelve others were wounded by gunfire during a demonstration against Southern Public Utilities, a subsidiary of James B. Duke’s Southern Power. For many who lived afterward in North Carolina’s “Queen City,” the strike and riot were events better left forgotten, while, for later generations, the “Battle of the Barn” has become an item of curiosity. As the centennial approaches, this book represents the result of over ten years’ worth of primary research about the Charlotte Streetcar Strike, a story that rightfully belongs to a larger narrative about the AFL’s campaign to organize transportation workers among the textile mill towns of North and South Carolina. Prior to the 1919 Charlotte Strike, the national streetcar union had overcome fierce anti-labor sentiment, from South Carolina’s state capital of Columbia to the Upcountry citadel of Spartanburg. To AFL organizers, Charlotte represented the last link in the Piedmont chain.
Categories: History

Built to Move Millions

Built to Move Millions

All of the streetcars stayed in Cleveland, and all of the interurbans went to Santiago, Chile. For Kuhlman, the first hint of trouble came in 1931 with a reorganization of Brill. Concerned with the declining number of streetcar orders, ...

Author: Craig R. Semsel

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253028020

Category: History

Page: 312

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At the beginning of the 20th century, the street railway industry was one of the largest in the nation. Once ubiquitously visible on the city streets, by mid-century the streetcar was nothing more than a distant memory. Ohio was home to several large streetcar systems, especially in Cleveland and Cincinnati, and had more interurban tracks than any other state in the union. Thus, Ohio served as one of the street railway industry's greatest centers of manufacturing. Built to Move Millions examines the manufacture of streetcars and interurbans within the state of Ohio between 1900 and 1940. In addition to discussing the five major car builders that were active in Ohio during this period, the book addresses Ohio companies that manufactured the various components that went into these vehicles.
Categories: History

Hearings

Hearings

In Cleveland , a similar poll went 93.3 percent in favor of streetcars . The popular choice flouted , buses have been substituted in both these cities , and in both cities transit riding and revenues have declined , it was ascertained .

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Committee ...

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112204466611

Category:

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The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century

The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century

He would purchase broken-down streetcars and make minimal repairs, then use his political clout and bribes to get local officials to ... But after serving several uneventful terms in Congress, he returned to Cleveland to run for mayor, ...

Author: Peter Dreier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781568586946

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 161

A hundred years ago, any soapbox orator who called for women's suffrage, laws protecting the environment, an end to lynching, or a federal minimum wage was considered a utopian dreamer or a dangerous socialist. Now we take these ideas for granted -- because the radical ideas of one generation are often the common sense of the next. We all stand on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who challenged the status quo of their day. Unfortunately, most Americans know little of this progressive history. It isn't taught in most high schools. You can't find it on the major television networks. In popular media, the most persistent interpreter of America's radical past is Glenn Beck, who teaches viewers a wildly inaccurate history of unions, civil rights, and the American Left. The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century, a colorful and witty history of the most influential progressive leaders of the twentieth century and beyond, is the perfect antidote.
Categories: History

Misfortune on Cleveland s Millionaires Row

Misfortune on Cleveland   s Millionaires  Row

Businesses and citizens in Cleveland and across the state observed Johnson's request. But Johnson's streetcar conflicts continued with other powerful streetcar owners. Johnson finally organized the city-owned Municipal Traction Company, ...

Author: Alan F. Dutka

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625855787

Category: True Crime

Page: 160

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Extreme wealth could buy a mansion in Millionaires' Row but not immunity from unsavory business dealings or shameful behavior. May Hanna gave her millionaire ex-husband's hired Pinkerton detectives the slip to sneak out of the country. To escape financial embarrassment, James Potter, the manager of a prominent Euclid Avenue apartment building, gave his family cough medicine laced with poison, killing his entire family including himself. Married to a Millionaires' Row doctor, the infamous con woman Cassie Chadwick posed as Andrew Carnegie's illegitimate daughter and forged a fake $5 million check. Author Alan Dutka delves into sixteen tales of anguish and deceit that offer a startling perspective on Cleveland's super-rich.
Categories: True Crime