Growing up on the West Side


This file appears in: Balancing Slovak Identity and Patriotism
Growing up on the West Side

This home at 2173 West 32nd Street in Ohio City was purchased by Slovak immigrants Charles Dubosh and Mary Hanizsko in 1908. They immigrated from the Spisska Nova Ves region of Slovakia and arrived in Cleveland in 1887-1888. In 1889, they married here and their only child, Francis, was born the following year. Francis Dubosh grew up the west side of Cleveland--living first in what is today known as the Tremont neighborhood, and then later moving to what today is known as Ohio City. The Dubosh family lived in the house shown above while Francis attended Loyola College (now John Carroll University) and St. Mary's Seminary.

Image courtesy of Jim Dubelko


This file appears in: Balancing Slovak Identity and Patriotism