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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