Jacob Rosenheim Interview, 2005

In this 2005 interview, Jacob Rosenheim, a retired copy editor in the sports department of the Plain Dealer, talks about growing up in Cleveland's Hough neighborhood in the 1940s and 1950s. Rosenheim recalls when, in the 1950s, one white family sold its house to a black family, how the "for sale" signs popped up immediately thereafter. He also recalls attending Indians' ball games in both the old League Park as well as the old Municipal Stadium, and has many memories of the 1948 and 1954 Cleveland Indians teams. Rosenheim, who obtained a degree in history from Cleveland State, recalls what Fenn College (later Cleveland State University) and Euclid Avenue were like in the 1950s and 1960s, noting that Euclid Avenue was lined in those days with used car lots and empty mansions. Rosenheim also talks about the suburbanization of Cleveland in the 1950s and 1960s.

Participants: Rosenheim, Jacob (interviewee) / Miller, Patrick (interviewer)
Collection: History 400: Local History
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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