Tom Einhouse Interview, 2005

In this 2005 interview, Thomas H. Einhouse, Vice President for Playhouse Square Real Estate Services, discusses his involvement with Playhouse Square as well as his personal upbringing in Lakewood, Ohio, in the 1950s and 1960s. Mr. Einhouse has a business degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, and after working for a time with Belkin Productions in the early 1980s, began working at Playhouse Square. He discusses his involvement as the project director for the renovation of the Allen Theatre. He also discusses the value in preserving buildings like the theaters of the Playhouse Theatre District, not only for historical reasons, but also because preserving buildings is most often cheaper than razing them and building new buildings. At the time of the interview, he was managing the real estate owned by Playhouse Square Foundation, which includes the four theaters and three office buildings; was developing residential units in the office buildings; and was looking at preserving the Public Auditorium with its 10,000 seat forum.

Participants: Einhouse, Tom (interviewee) / Sekuterski, Bridget (interviewer)
Collection: History 400: Local History
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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