Romanian Boarding House


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Romanian Boarding House

Prior to World War I, the immigrant Romanian population in Cleveland was primarily male. With plans of saving money to return to their homeland or send back to their families, many Romanian immigrants lived in boarding houses located between West 65th Street, West 69th Street, Herman Avenue, and Tillman Avenue. These boarding houses would sometimes accommodate as many as 20-30 people, with up to 10 men in a room.

Photograph courtesy of Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization


This file appears in: St. Helena Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church