Midtown Cleveland

In 2007, the Center was contacted by MidTown Cleveland, a community development organization dedicated to revitalizing Cleveland’s Midtown Corridor. Together, the Center and MidTown Cleveland worked to locate business owners, developers, activists, clergy, and residents with ties to the area. Center staff then conducted a number of oral history interviews, each of which tells a story about the area’s rich history and prospects for the future.



  • MidTown Cleveland


  • Gordan Priemer
  • Fr. Bernier Bernier
  • Paul Volpe
  • Gary Rand
  • Mark Kotora
  • Bruce Higley
  • Barb Emery
  • Barney Taxel
  • Jim Egan
  • Frank Porter Jr.
  • Tom Morgan
  • George Dixon III
  • Laura Hindulak
  • Rose Strauss
  • Dan Sussen


  • Justin Hons
  • Mark Souther
  • James Calder
  • Erin Bell