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Lee Seville: Part 2

  This was my second and final run of the  Lee Seville   neighborhood. Map:   Run 1 , Run 2 , Run 3 Distance This Section: 14.0 miles Distance So Far: 748.6 miles The Myrtle-Highview Historic District is the first historic district in Ward 1 to be named to the National Register of Historic Places. The district's solid group of mid-century modern brick homes are tucked away off Lee Road, lining Myrtle Avenue and Highview Road. These homes were built by Mr. Arthur Bussey, an African American bricklayer and building contractor who moved to Cleveland from Georgia after WWI. Bussey and his wife, Emma, rented in various parts of near east side and purchased their first home on E. 88th Street in Glenville. During this time, Arthur was a housing construction labor by day and took architectural drafting classes as night.  He served as general contractor in the rebuilding of Emmanuel Baptist Church after a fire destroyed it in 1939. Overcrowding in Cedar Central led many Black residents look
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Lee Seville: Part 1

  This was my first run of the Lee Seville   neighborhood. Map:   Run 1 , Run 2 , Run 3 Distance This Section:  10.3 miles Distance So Far:  734.6 miles Kerruish Park was established in 1943. At a massive 76 acres, it features (4) b asketball courts, (5) baseball fields, (3) tennis courts, a swimming pool, (2) playgrounds, and (8) picnic shelters. It's home to the B-Buzz Little League , which started in the 1950s. The park is named after Kerruish family, who owned the land as far back as 1839. William Kerruish immigrated to Cleveland from Ireland in the first half of the 19th century and was part of the sophomore class of Western Reserve College. He worked side gigs to make ends meet while in school, taught his teachers Gaelic and, given his strong abolition beliefs, convinced Frederick Douglass to give his college commencement speech in 1854 (highly controversial at the time). He went on to study at Yale and came back to Cleveland to lead a top law firm. His daughter, Mariam, was