Fed’s Henry Hering Statues

Henry Hering (1874 – 1949) has public art throughout Cleveland, including the Guardians of Traffic on the Hope Memorial Bridge, work at Severance Hall and the Cleveland Federal Reserve. Today we look at the two statues the grace the main entrance to the Federal Reserve – Security and Integrity. Security wears a crown of oak […]

Daniel French Statues

Outside the Old U.S. Post Office, Customs House and Federal Courthouse building on Superior Ave at Public Square sit two statues by Daniel French. Daniel French (1850 – 1931) created over 250 sculptures and adornments for federal, municipal and private commissions in his lifetime. Probably his most famous work is the statue of Abraham Lincoln […]

Cleveland LGBT History – Francis Millet

October is LGBT History Month – Most Clevelanders know Francis Millet (1846 – 1912) for his work in the old Cleveland Trust Bank Building (today Heinen’s Grocery Store) in downtown. He painted the 13 murals that are below the glass dome and depict the founding of the New World and more specifically that of Cleveland. […]

Cleveland Churches Series – St. John’s Episcopal

Today we begin a five part series on some of the historic churches here in Cleveland. Back on May 21, we talked about the Old Stone Church in our series on Public Square. Today we will venture across the river to Ohio City and St. John’s Episcopal Church. St. John’s Episcopal is the oldest consecrated […]

FRONT Art Exhibit – Julian Stanczak Mural

Today we take a look at another FRONT art exhibit, this one outside. It is the Julian Stanczak mural on the side of Winton Manor, located at 1012 Prospect St. near the corner of E. 9th and Prospect, in downtown Cleveland. The several stories high mural is a recreation of the mural that graced the […]

FRONT Art Exhibit at Cleveland Public Library

The FRONT art exhibit has artwork displayed all across Cleveland, Oberlin and Akron in all kinds of spaces, including the Cleveland Public Library downtown. The American Library by British artist, Yinka Shonibare displays over 6,000 books with the names of first and second generation immigrants to America who have contributed to the arts, sciences, culture […]

Public Square – Society for Savings

Our sixth and final building in our Public Square series is the Society for Savings Building. The 10 story building was built in 1890 and was the first modern high rise in Cleveland and Ohio. The outer walls of the building are made of red sandstone and load bearing and self-supporting. The interior is built […]

Public Square – 200 Public Square (BP Building)

Fifth in our Public Square series is 200 Public Square know as the Huntington Bank Building, the BP Building or the Standard Oil Building. It has been all three. Originally Standard Oil announced they were going to build a skyscraper on Public Square and began construction in 1982. By the time the building opened in […]