Hardcover. In cooperation with Western Reserve Historical Society Euclid Avenue, which runs through the heart of downtown Cleveland, was for 60 years one of the finest residential street.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 398 pages. 1.542. Bookseller Inventory #
In cooperation with Western Reserve Historical Society
Euclid Avenue, which runs through the heart of downtown Cleveland, was for 60 years one of the finest residential streets of any city in 19th century America. Showplace of America is the fascinating account of the rise and fall of this elegant promenade, including portrayals of the eminent architects who created its opulent residences and colorful details about the lives of the wealthy people who occupied them.
The families who resided within this linear, four-mile neighborhood epitomized Midwestern grandeur in the second half of the 19th century. The 1893 Baedeker’s travel guide to the United States labeled it “one of the most beautiful residence-streets in America,” as others hailed it “Millionaires’ Row,” the finest avenue in the west, and the most beautiful street in the world.”
Modeled after the grand boulevards of Europe, this magnificent neighborhood was distinguished for the prominence of its architects as well as the families who lived there. Local architects Jonathan Goldsmith, Charles W. Heard, Levi T. Scofield, Charles F. Schweinfurth, and Coburn & Barnum and national firms Peabody & Stearns and McKim, Mead & White created houses that were stunning monuments to Cleveland and America’s growing prosperity.
Ironically, the tremendous success of Cleveland’s industry and commerce, which had nurtured the rise of this grand avenue, fostered its fall. Downtown commerce expanded along the avenue at the sacrifice of its leading entrepreneurs’ residential have. The houses were demolished as the avenue became what is today―a neglected urban thoroughfare. Photographs and illustrations from the archives of the Western Reserve Historical Society and other repositories are published here for the first time, documenting both the glory and decline of the “showplace of America.”
From Library Journal:
Grand boulevards lined with elegant residences were found in many 19th-century American cities: none, however, was more exclusive than Cleveland's Euclid Avenue. Distinguished for its opulent architecture and the social caliber of its residents, Euclid Avenue was a very visible symbol of Cleveland's prosperity for over 50 years. The rarefied character of the street rapidly dissipated in the first decades of the 20th century, however, because of industrial pollution, traffic, and commercialism. Today the illustrious history of this urban thoroughfare has been all but forgotten. Cigliano's fascinating study brings the street back to life; the ambitions and tastes of those Clevelanders who built their houses along Euclid Avenue are examined objectively and in great detail. Numerous period photographs and illustrations complement the scholarly text and underscore the significance of Euclid Avenue not just to Cleveland but to the social and architectural history of the United States. Highly recommended.
- H. Ward Jandl, National Park Svce., Washington,
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Showplace of America: Cleveland's Euclid ...
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: New
Book Description Kent State University Press, 1991. Condition: Good. Hardcover. Dust jacket has some shelf wear. Bumping to the bottom of the spine. P/owner's gift inscription on ffep. 397 pages. Seller Inventory # 4384
Book Description Kent State University Press, 1991. Condition: Very good. Hardcover.Dust jacket has very slight shelf wear. Pages clean and bright. Many illustrations depicting the street, and the people who lived there. 398 pages. Seller Inventory # 5710
Book Description The Kent State University Press, 1991. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0873384458-2-4
Book Description Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1991., 1991. First edition (not stated per publisher's usual practice). xvi, 398 pages. Hardcover: H 26cm x L 22cm. Dust jacket rubbed with a few minor nicks at edges, slight bumping at spine ends. Purple cloth with bright gilt stamped spine lettering, slight bumping to board corners. Interior pages are bright and clean. Binding retains some crispness. A very good+ copy in a very good+ dust jacket. With endpaper maps of Euclid Avenue, frontispiece, Foreword by Theodore Anton Sande (Executive Director of The Western Reserve Historical Society), b/w photographs, maps, two appendices, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Cigliano examines the development history of Cleveland's opulent Euclid Avenue. Please note that this book has an approximate shipping weight of 3.25 pounds (1.47 kg) and will require additional postage for any postal class other than domestic Media Mail. ISBN 0873384458. Seller Inventory # D17-9092
Book Description Kent State University, 1991. Condition: Good. Hardcover. Cover's top and bottom edges have some slight fading. Shelf wear on the dust jacket. 398 pages. Seller Inventory # 6672
Book Description 1991. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9780873384452
Book Description The Kent State University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 2nd Edition. Seller Inventory # b-383-24
Book Description Kent State Univ Pr, Kent, Ohio, U.S.A., 1991. Large hardcover in jacket, very good with light wear. Many illustrations. Seller Inventory # 020336
Book Description Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio, 1991. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Purple cloth (hardcover) in mylar protected dust-jacket. 398 pages, with Appendices, Notes, Bibliography and Index; Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, and plans. The definitive, scholarly history of "Cleveland's grand avenue." The author illuminates the street, its mansions, and their families in this authoritative history of an elite midwestern community, once refered to as Millionare's Row. A clean, tight, bright copy in like dust-jacket. Size: Quarto. Seller Inventory # 004157
Book Description Kent State Univ Pr, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0873384458