Browse Interviews

  • Subject is exactly "Elysium"
5 total

Louise Carpenter interview, 12 August 2011

Louise Carpenter was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Cleveland in 1939 to study voice and music at Case College. When she first moved to the area she lived in a women's boarding house on 114th Street and Mayfield. She remembers many of the places she used to go to in the 105th Street area including the Elysium, a variety of restaurants, the Cleveland Orchestra and the 105th Street Market. She notes where different Case College and Western Reserve buildings used to be and where they are located…

John Grabowski interview, 23 July 2008

Dr. John Grabowski answers a series of questions concerning the history of Cleveland's entertainment districts and cultural centers. Grabowski highlights the transformation of Euclid Avenue from a wealthy residential street to an entertainment district. Grabowski illuminates the diversity of Cleveland by providing brief historical sketches of various institutions that were located on Euclid Avenue.

Jordan Perlman interview, 12 August 2011

S. Jordan Perlman moved to Cleveland in 1936. Perlman describes his experiences, in the 1940s and 1950s, growing up in the 105th Street Area. He names the theaters, restaurants and other leisure venues that he frequented. After high school he served in the army and went to college, therefore, he became quite estranged from the University Circle Area. However today Perlman has reconnected with his roots by living at Judson and volunteering at the Cleveland Clinic.

Oliver Seikel interview, 12 August 2011

When Oliver Seikel was five years old, his newly widowed mother moved to Cleveland for work. He occasionally went to the Cleveland Museum of Art and Severance Hall growing up, but he summered with his grandparents and attended boarding schools. However, Seikel does note the different businesses that came and went from places like the Elysium, mentions the art museum's lagoon, and going to breakfast at Wade Park Manor. He continued his education at a string of institutions including MIT. When he…

Robert Sheridan interview, 12 June 2008

Robert Sheridan discusses the evolution of hockey, both locally and nationally, describing changes in the game since the 1950s. Sheridan also outlines the evolution of other sports teams in Cleveland, from the high school to professional level.