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Run 63: Jefferson - Part 3

This was the third section run of the Jefferson neighborhood, which is one of four neighborhoods that make up West Park.

The boundary from this run was W. 130th (east) to W. 140th (west) and from Lorain Ave (north) to I-71 (south).

Distance This Section: 13.8 miles
Distance So Far: 445.8 miles
Strava: Run 1, Run 2

Jefferson Park (3501 W. 133rd) is a 12-acre City park which features basketball and tennis courts, playground, playfield, walking paths and a tree-lined oval walking path/seating area near Lorain Ave. It was founded in 1912, making it one of the oldest parks in the City. Every Thursday in August, the Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation hosts the "Jefferson Rocks West Park" live concert series.

Frank's Beverage (4051 W. 140th) is a neighborhood corner store that's been a fixture since the 1940s.

Getting whimsical on W. 140th.


Santa's Motorcycle Supply (3819 W. 140th) is an aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessory shop which has been in business since 1988. Their slogan is "Keeping you in the wind!"

W. 132nd

Established in 2014, the San Diego Community Garden is a 5,000 sqft local community garden located at the corner of San Diego & W. 138 Street. The land is owned by the City of Cleveland. There 39 plots in which gardeners can rent up to (4) four 4x10 raised boxes to grow organic fruit and vegetables. The garden is part of a partnership with Summer Sprout, an Ohio State Extension program that provides plants and seeds. It is one of 250+ community gardens in Cuyahoga County.

One of nicest house I saw (W. 138th Street) although the house next to it has some massive historical context to the neighborhood (see last photo).

Kabul Market (13859 Lorain Ave) offers a large selection of food, clothing and household items for folks of all nationalities.

Dr. Surinder S. Chauhan, D.V.M. and the staff at Buckeye Animal Hospital (13945 Lorain Ave) has been proudly treating cats, dogs, and rabbits in the Cleveland area for over 35 years.

Vinny's Beverage ( 13531 Lorain Ave) is a beer & wine shop with a wide selection, great service and a quirky window display. From Yelp: "This is one of my favorite neighborhood beverage stores! Great selection of micro beers and seasonal. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. The window displays are decorated to reflect the season and or promotional, which I enjoy! So fun!"

The Fairwood Shopping Center (13693 Lorain Ave) is anchored by beloved local grocery chain, Marc's.

Utility box art featuring neighborhood landmarks by local artist Hector Vega.

Normandy Tavern (13999 Lorain Ave) is one of several small neighborhood dive bars in this section. The owner of this bar also owns another bar (Cleoh's) on Brookpark Rd in Fairview Park.

Go Browns.

Lorain Ave Church of Christ (13501 Lorain Ave) is a non-denominational place of worship that's occupied this location for decades.

These two cool owl-themed pillars welcome you to Jefferson Park from Lorain Ave.

Sloane & Co Funeral Directors/Bican Bros Funeral Home (13115 Lorain Ave) is family-owned and operated funeral service since 1922. Funeral Director Charles Sloane is also an active community member, serving as president of the board of Northwest Neighorhoods CDC.

West Park Party Center (3556 W. 130th St) is a small event rental space for things like graduations, weddings, etc. It was formerly owned and operated by the Knights of Columbus.

A sample of homes in the W. 130s.

Enroute to nearby Hopkins International Airport.

Christ United Methodist Church (3625 W. 138th St) is the result of the merger of two Methodist Congregations that took place in 1938 - Bethany (W. 91st & Walton) and West Park Church (current location). 

This house on W. 138th Street was built in 1842 and was the home of John West. According to Bellaire Puritas Art Build: "West purchased hundreds of acres on the south side of Lorain Avenue adjacent to West 140th Street. (He) created a lake in his front yard and equipped it with rowboats; the grounds also included a picnic area to which he invited the public to visit. The grounds came to be known as “West’s Park” – and the entire community eventually came to bear that name. (West’s land was later divided up, sold in small plots and developed into residential streets. The lake was filled in.)"