Looking East Along Detroit Avenue From West 65th Street, 1934


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Looking East Along Detroit Avenue From West 65th Street, 1934

The intersection of Detroit Avenue and West 65th Street is the historic commercial and social center of what is now the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood. The surrounding neighborhood was spatially segregated by ethnicity, primarily dominated by enclaves of Italians, Romanians, and the Irish. Streetcars provided transportation into and out of Cleveland's downtown, but the majority of workers in the neighborhood were able to walk to their jobs at the many manufacturing plants and stores within the neighborhood.

Photograph courtesy of Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization


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