Public Square – Old Stone Church

Today we start a series on the buildings of Public Square in downtown Cleveland. First up, is the oldest building still on Public Square, the Old Stone Church. We can trace the beginnings of worship on the site back to 1820, when Cleveland’s population was only in the hundreds. The original First Presbyterian Church was […]

Famous People from Cleveland

So which of these famous people are have Cleveland connections? Tom Hanks, Halle Berry or Drew Carey The answer is all three! Tom Hanks got his big break performing at the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Playhouse Square. He made his professional debut as “Grumio” in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. He also stared […]

Cleveland’s Royal Wedding Connection

This week is the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Megan Markle. But did you know of Cleveland’s royal wedding connection? Megan’s great grandparents, Netty Arnold and James Arnold lived and worked in Cleveland. Netty, her great grandmother, was an elevator lift operator at the Hotel St. Regis back in the early 1900’s. James, her […]

Keep It Local Project

Tours of Cleveland, LLC is very excited to have joined The Keep It Local Project this week. Their goal is to connect local businesses with local people in Cleveland. Their vision is to “create awareness of the local business community, support community development and keep Cleveland unique and thriving”. To learn more about Keep It Local, visit their […]

Playhouse Square Chandelier Lighting

Four years ago this week on May 2, 2014, the Playhouse Square chandelier lighting took place. It was a magnificent event. Euclid Ave. was shut down and a was stage erected. The area was packed with people. There was live entertainment including a marching band and lot’s of musical performances. The grand finale started with […]

Observation Deck of Terminal Tower

Not everyone is aware that Terminal Tower has an observation deck. This is because most days it is closed to the public. But for the past couple Saturdays and Sundays through the end of May 2018, the observation deck of Terminal Tower is open! Tickets are required and can be purchased on I was […]