Laura DeMarco: Cleveland Then and Now
December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cleveland has suffered highs and lows over the last two hundred years. The city became wealthy in the industrial age, financing grand civic buildings and funding the mansions on Millionaires’ Row. Industry declined post-war, reaching its nadir when the polluted Cuyahoga River was set ablaze in 1969. It was a turning point. Today, downtown has been being revitalized, the city is home to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame and “Burning River” is the name of a popular local beer, not a comment on water quality. Pairing vintage photos with their modern day viewpoint, Laura DeMarco, author of the new book “Cleveland Then and Now” (Pavilion Books), will take guests on a tour through the many dramatic transformations of this vibrant city over the last 150 years. Locations will include League Park, Cleveland Municipal Stadium and Brookside Stadium.
A THIS is League Park Program thanks to the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC)