Cleveland's Flats

Cleveland s Flats Cleveland is home to many fascinating neighborhoods and districts Perhaps the most intriguing however is an area known as the Flats Typically the term Flats refers to the northern portion of the Cu

  • Title: Cleveland's Flats
  • Author: Matthew Lee Grabski
  • ISBN: 9780738540108
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cleveland is home to many fascinating neighborhoods and districts Perhaps the most intriguing, however, is an area known as the Flats Typically, the term Flats refers to the northern portion of the Cuyahoga River Valley The Cuyahoga River ceases to be the idyllic flow of water seen to the south of Cleveland as it approaches the city s steel mills The river is maCleveland is home to many fascinating neighborhoods and districts Perhaps the most intriguing, however, is an area known as the Flats Typically, the term Flats refers to the northern portion of the Cuyahoga River Valley The Cuyahoga River ceases to be the idyllic flow of water seen to the south of Cleveland as it approaches the city s steel mills The river is man made than natural where it meets the Flats, and a wide array of industries sit along its banks The Flats have been a vital component and a reflection of Cleveland s rise, decline, and ongoing renaissance Cleveland s Flats is a chronicle of this remarkable region From the refineries of Standard Oil to massive ore boats carefully navigating the Cuyahoga, Cleveland s Flats treats the reader to scenes found in no other place.

    One thought on “Cleveland's Flats”

    1. This book should have been titled "Ships and Bridges of The Flats". The author focuses mainly on the various ships which were working in the Flats throughout it's history paying much attention to all the names they had, when they were built and when and where they were scrapped. The second topic covered in the book are the many bridges over the Cuyahoga river. And only small part of the book covers major turning points in the history of the Flats.

    2. it's one of those arcadia books, with the sepia cover and general air of fast-to-market local nostalgia. but i thought this was well written and well researched, better than the usual fare for these titles. i also felt like author did a good job selecting images of the flats that aren't already pretty well-circulated.

    3. I really liked all the info (and took notes) about the industry in this area, which I haven't visited yet. I was less interested in all the ships, but others would appreciate that, I guess! Read at the (beautiful!) Cleveland Public Library while a rainy day somewhat spoiled my trip there to photograph the city.

    4. Great for my thesis assignment on reconstructing a map of relevant sites in the flats; If only they had one of these books specifically for the history of Republic Steel! I will say that the Pruitt Igoe one in this series was way meatier- captions in this one left a lot to be desired from a viable research standpoint.

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