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North Collinwood: Part 4

  This was the fourth run of the North   Collinwood   neighborhood.  Map:   Run 1 Distance This Run:  5.8 miles Distance So Far: 599.4 miles Raddell's Sausage Shop (479 E. 152nd St.) - a true North Collinwood staple - has been serving up their super popular Slovenian sausage (and other European-style meats) for over 4 generations. They also serve smokies (pictured), soups, strudels and homemade potica. You can also order a hot sausage sandwich at the counter, too. They are the 4x People's Choice Award winner of Best Slovenian Sausage at the National Polka Hall of Fame which sounds like one of the most Cleveland awards ever. Here's a great video about Raddell's. Patrons loading up on their their European-styled carnivore needs at Raddell's. Found this Collinwood brick paver near St. Jerome’s church.   Although a bit of a misnomer given that the store is actually in Cleveland, Bratenahl Kitchen (14002 Lakeshore Blvd) is a small but mighty Jamaican joint serving up

North Collinwood: Part 3

This was the third run of the North   Collinwood   neighborhood.  Map:   Run 1 ,   Run 2 Distance This Run:  11.5 miles Distance So Far:  593.6 miles Euclid Beach Park was established in 1894 and was modeled after Coney Island in NYC. It offered gambling, freak shows and charged an admission fee. That approach failed and the property was sold to Dudley Humprey and his family in 1906 who turned into into a free, family-friendly lakefront park featuring amusement rides, concessions and a banquet hall. The park became a major destination for Clevelanders over the years but closed in 1969 due to rising cost, lakefront pollution and racial incidents (Black residents were restricted from access to certain aspects of the park for much of its existence; this resulted in a riot in 1946 ). The original archway above was designated a Cleveland landmark in 1973. Part of the site now includes affordable housing but a large section of it has remained a beautiful park and marina operated by Clevelan

North Collinwood: Part 2

 This is actually my second run of the North Collinwood neighborhood.  Over two years ago when I first started this project, my very first run was in this neighborhood as I thought I would work my way east to west (you can view that post here ). After realizing the enormity of this project after that run, I decided to head back to the west side so that, in the event I got burnt out, I would at least know the neighborhoods where I live and work. But I made it back to Collinwood. And here we go. Map: Run 1 , Run 2 Distance This Run: 11.5 miles Distance So Far: 593.6 miles Villa Angela-St. Joseph's High School  (18491 Lakeshore Blvd) began as Villa Angela Academy and was founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland in 1878. It was the oldest Catholic institution of learning in the Diocese of Cleveland. For more than 110 years, the academy produced 6,000 graduates. St. Joseph High School was opened in September of 1950. The Bishop had asked the Society of Mary from Dayton, Ohio, to ad