“Let the stories be told… let them say what they want… let the photos be old… let them show what they want…”

This photo is taken from the promotional booklet entitled “Then and now, the story of the Cleveland Leader and the Cleveland News” printed in 1913

“Let the Good Times Roll” – The Cars (1978)

On October 21, 1911, ground was broken at the corner of East 6th Street and Superior Avenue for what was later hailed as “the finest Newspaper plant and Office Building in the world”– home to two local newspapers, The Cleveland News, and The Cleveland Leader.

Designed by architect Charles Adams Platt, the Fifteen-floor building rises above a beautifully detailed lobby complete with Famousa marble flooring, imported from Germany, and elegant Bronze grill work, throughout.

The fate of the two newspapers was eventually taken over by current daily Cleveland Newspaper, The Plain Dealer, after a series of mergers and acquisitions.

Today the building provides office space for Cleveland’s bustling downtown business district.

Photos taken June 9, 2014


7 responses

  1. what a beautiful building.
    nice shots too.


    June 12, 2014 at 9:49 pm

  2. west517

    Lovely building!


    June 12, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    • A treasure that Clevelanders in downtown pass-by a thousand times a week and don’t even know what they are missing!


      June 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm

  3. We have lost so much in our ‘better’ modern architecture


    June 12, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    • Astute. There is room for both… but that involves concentration on preserving the greatness from the past that still exists!


      June 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      • I fully agree. There is a place for both. The most interesting cities are such because they have examples of architectural styles through the ages.


        June 14, 2014 at 8:20 pm

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