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Bolton, Frances Payne Bingham, 1885-1977
Bolton, Frances Payne; Nursing;Hawken School; Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (Cleveland, Ohio); United States. House of Representatives; United States Congress
Frances Payne Bolton had a long tenure as a United States Representative from 1939 to 1968; Bolton was the first woman to head an official mission abroad, to the Middle East in 1947; In 1953 she was appointed...
Babin, Victor; Babin, Victoria (Vitya) Vronsky; Pianists; Cleveland Orchestra; Cleveland Institute Of Music; Composers
Vitya Vronsky was a world class pianist who came to Cleveland to become faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1961 after touring and recording extensively as part of a duo piano team with her...
Jelliffe, Rowena Woodham
Jelliffe, Rowena Woodham; Karamu House; Philanthropists; Ohioana Pegasus Winners
Along with husband, Rowena Jelliffe was a co-founder of Karamu House, a neighborhood settlement renowned for its dedication to interracial theater and arts. A former social worker, Jellifffe directed over...
Strassmeyer, Mary A.
Strassmeyer, Mary A.; Plain Dealer; Journalism
Mary Strassmeyer was a society editor for the Plain Dealer and was famous for her column, "Mary, Mary." She was inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame in 1994. [Image credit: this image is...
Opera singers; Votipka, Thelma; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.); Oberlin College
Thelma Votipka was an accomplished mezzo-soprano opera singer. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she studied at Oberlin Conservatory and made her debut as the Countess in the Marriage of Figaro with the American...
Shepherd, Dorothy G.
Case Western Reserve University; Islam; Cleveland Museum Of Art; Textiles; Galleries & museums
In the 1960s, Dorothy Shepherd was one of the only female museum curators in the United States and was renowned for her knowledge in medieval textiles and ancient Islamic art. Shepherd was a curator at...
Horvath, Helen; Activists; Hungarians; Immigrants
Mrs. Helen Horvath was a renowned social activist who was determined to assist immigrants in the difficult and many times painful adjustment to life in America. In 1901 Horvath opened a school for new...
Goetz, Bernice; Explorers; Cleveland Public Library; Cleveland Museum Of Natural History; Public speaking
Explorer of South America including regions in Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, and Guatemala. She lectured and wrote about her travels, both locally for newspapers and the National Geographic...
Chadwick, Elizabeth Bigley, 1857-1907
Chadwick, Elizabeth Bigley, 1857-1907; Swindlers & swindling; Fraud; Criminals; Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919
Cassie L. Chadwick was known worldwide as a Cleveland con-artist in the early 20th century after her arrest in 1904. In her largest scam, she claimed to be the illegitimate daughter of Andrew Carnegie...
Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971
Bourke-White, Margaret; Photographers; Journalists; War correspondents; Steel industry; Photojournalism; Caldwell, Erksine, 1903-1987; Life (Chicago, Ill.)
A world known photojournalist who made her start in Cleveland by photographing Cleveland Flats and also its steel making. She was hired as one of the 1st photographers for the magazine Life, and also became...
Sister Mary Ignatia, C.S.A., 1889-1996
Alcoholics Anonymous; St. Vincent's Hospital (Cleveland, Ohio); Catholics, Roman
Sister Mary Ignatia was one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. Sister Ignatia was the registrar at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron when she began her work with alcoholics. In 1952 Rosary Hall was born...
Hunter, Jane Edna, 1882-1971
Social workers; Social values; Social justice; Phillis Wheatley Assn.; Working Girls' Home; African Americans; Women's rights; Equal opportunity programs; Charitable organizations; Community service; Hunter, Jane Edna (Harris); Cleveland Women's Civic League (Cleveland, Ohio)
Jane Edna Hunter started the Working Girl's Home Association after moving to Cleveland, Ohio and seeing the lack of adequate housing and social protection for homeless black girls. This organization became...
Bridge, Eagle Street Ramp
Railroads; Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad; Eagle Avenue Viaduct (Cleveland, Ohio); Railroad Tracks
Bridge, Eagle Street Ramp
Wheeling and Lake Erie main line, Cleveland Ohio
Railroads; Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad; bridges; Railroad Tracks
Wheeling and Lake Erie main line, Cleveland Ohio. The main line was the principal artery of the railway system, from where other side rail lines would stem.
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Company Water Tower
Railroads; Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad; Water towers; Railroad Tracks
Water Tower on the Cleveland Beltline at Denison Avenue. Tower is 21 feet in diameter, and the steel tank holds 50,000 gallons.
Jefferson Avenue water tower on the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad
Railroads; Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad; Water towers; Automobiles
Jefferson Avenue water tower, Cleveland, Ohio. The tower was relocated in 1931.
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad, Vinegar Hill Station
Railroads; Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad; Railroad tracks; Broadway Ave.; Railroad stations
Cleveland mainline, located 200 feet North West of Eagle Avenue. The buildings on the right side of the photograph are the backs of buildings located on Broadway Avenue.
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad mainline, Cleveland Ohio
Railroads; Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad; Railroad tracks;
Mainline in Cleveland, looking south under the Central Viaduct. Freight House visible on right.
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Depot in Bedford, Ohio, looking north toward Cleveland
Railroads; Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad; Railroad Tracks; Carts & wagons
Railroad tracks running through the old town center of Bedford.
Cleveland Division - [Br.No.0.75]
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad; Railroad bridges; Truss bridges; Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Cleveland Division Bridge Number 0.75 (Cleveland, Ohio)
Located 0.73 Mi. East of Ontario St. Station, Date Jan. 1, 1928
No. of tracks: One
Description: Trestle pile and frame bents
Length: 1116 ft.
Depth: 25' 6" Highest...
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