Where It Began


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Where It Began

Many of the members of the McCart Street Gang originally lived in the Triangle, also called the "Angle," a triangular area of short streets and ramshackle houses on Cleveland's near west side, whose boundaries were formed by the streets of Old River Avenue, Hanover (West 29th) Street and Division Avenue. It is likely that a number of the members of the McCart Street Gang, including leaders Patrick Gorman, Gillie Gallagher and Foxy Gorman, were members of a notorious gang from that neighborhood, aptly called the Triangle Gang, before their families moved to West Cleveland. This March 6, 1890 Plain Dealer article provides a sketch of the Triangle--as the editors saw it.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State University, Michael Schwartz Library, Special Collections


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