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Section 69: Kamm's - Part 1

This was the first section run of the Kamm's neighborhood. Below is the boundary map:

MapRun 1Run 2Run 3 (note: I ran the little section W. 141st separately)

Distance This Section: 17.4 miles

Distance So Far: 522.3 miles

Lakewood Heights Blvd is a border road between Cleveland and Lakewood. A small section of it belongs to Cleveland but it has some notable restaurants, including Sidetrack Tavern CLE (which serves breakfast starting at 6am), Kelley's Pub, Ferris Shawarma and, of course, the super poplar La Plaza Taqueria which many consider the best street tacos in Cleveland (pictured below and my post-run meal).

Public art at the West Park RTA Station

Mitchell Ave in full bloom.

A sample of homes along Warren Road.

There's lots of cool houses in Kamm's but this one stood out.

Geppetto's Pizza & Ribs (15233 Triskett Rd) is a 6-location regional pizza chain featuring pizza shop classic plus some BBQ.

The Rocky River Watershed consists of the entire area that drains to the Rocky River when it rains. This 294 square-mile network of neighborhoods, farms, forests, parks, roads and streams stretches from Medina to Lake Erie, and includes parts of Cuyahoga, Medina, Lorain and Summit Counties, including all or part of 32 municipalities and townships. There is a dedicated Council which works to preserve the watershed.

Community island at the intersection of Gramatan Ave & W. 144th.

Rainbow Park (W. 14115 Rainbow Ave) is a 1.5 acre park with a playground area and a small sports field.

This neighborhood post office is located on the campus of the RTA West Park Station. It serves approximately 39,000 residents with an estimated 63,490 packages processed each year.

Tuland Park (W. 144th & S. Marginal Road) is a 6.5 acre park featuring a playground, ballfields and practice fields for football and lacrosse. It's also home to the local Tuesday night adult kickball league.

RTA - Triskett Station opened in 1955, but the line was not extended to Triskett station until 1958. As originally constructed, the station lobby building was connected to the platform by a tunnel running under the westbound tracks. In 1998, construction on a new renovated station began. As part of that work, a new bridge was constructed to connect the station house and the platform, replacing the tunnel. In 2000, a grand opening celebration was held at the new $8.4 million station. The station includes holographic glass panels on the bridge and windscreens on the platform created by artist Michael Hayden.

I-90 underpass art near RTA Triskett Station.

West Side Church of Christ (3085 Warren Road) was built in 1960 and provides weekly service with focus on the New Testament, according to their website.

The Hope Center (15135 Triskett Rd) is a faith-based social service organization providing a range of services for refugees and immigrants in Cleveland. 

RTA West Park Station marquee.
Riverside (14601 Montarose Ave) is a Pre-8 CMSD school serving approximately 500 students. The school also participates in the We Run This City, a youth training program hosted by the YMCA of Cleveland in which students train for a 1.2-mile, 10K, Half or Full race at the annual Cleveland Marathon.

Sidewalk pavers made with Cleveland Block.

Sunset on Westland Ave.

Evening walk.

Welcome to Kamm's (Corners). Also, Keith and Aaron Sulzer are high school state champion wrestlers in case you were wondering.

St. Mel Parish & Orchard Park Academy (14436 Triskett Rd) is a Catholic parish founded in the 1960s to meeting the demand of the West Side. Orchard Park Academy is a K-8 free tuition charter school serving approximately 170 students.

Here in 1963, congregants of Beth Israel - The West Temple (14308 Triskett Rd) created the first American organization created to advocate for freedom for Soviet Jews. By the turn of the 21st century, the efforts begun here have helped 1.6 million Jews leave the former Soviet Union.

Triskett Barbershop (14158 Triskett Rd) has been in business for over 40 years and offers a cut, shave and eyebrow trim for $14 (I assume that's good; I shave my own head).

Casey Jones' Tavern (14026 Triscutt Rd): Per Google, "pub grub & karoke attract a diverse crowd to this old school watering hole with train decor".

Woody's Bar & Grill (13932 Triscutt Rd) is a popular neighborhood dive with above average bar food. Folks seem to like their BLTs.

Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home (14768 Lorain Ave) has been in business for over 80 years and offer cremation, Veteran, and online grief counseling services as well.

West Park pimpin'