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Old 11-19-2011, 06:15 PM
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I apologize if there has already been a post about this but Cleveland has an abundance of really great architecture in churches, synagogues, etc. I know there is more than this but here are some.

The Temple at University Circle
Communion of Saints/St. Anne
Holy Rosary
St. John Cathedral (Catholic)
St. John Cantius
St. Stephen
St. Patrick - Bridge Avenue
St. Paul Shrine
Church of the Covenant University Circle
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:07 PM
Location: Summit, NJ
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St. Stanislaus (65th near Fleet)
St. Michael the Archangel (Scranton + Clark)
St. Theodosius (onion dome on Starkweather)
Epworth-Euclid (oil can at Chester + 105th)
Old Stone Church (Public Square)
Immaculate Conception (Superior + 41st)

I'm sure there are tons more historic churches. Some awesome old ones on Euclid or Carnegie, can't remember exactly what or where.

I was looking for one I visited on the east side, couldn't find it, but I came across the "4 Real Church!" 7211 Woodland Ave. It's a beautiful building.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:01 AM
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Here are a few churches that started life as synagogues, in orcer west to eastward:
•Triedstone Baptist Church, formerly Congregation Oheb Zedek, Community College Avenue near E 38th
• Friendship Baptist Church, formerly Tifereth Israel (aka The Temple, later on 105 @ U Circle), E 55 and Central
•Shiloh Baptist Church, formerly B,nai Jeshurun (aka Temple on the Heights) E 55 and Scovill
•Sardis Baptist Church, formerly Ohave Emunah Anshe Russia (defunct) Cedar Av near E 70
Liberty Hill Baptist Church, formerly Anshe Chesed (aka the Euclid Av Temple, later to move and become Fairmount Temple) Euclid Av at E 83. A striking domed building with exquisite brickwork, by Lehman and Schmidt. It has Tiffany windows, I am told (never been inside)

Then there's Glenville. Betweem Superior and St Clair, E 105 St, Parkwood Dr, and Linn Dr were the heart of an amazing Jewish community. Most striking is Cory Methodist Church, on 105 taking the entire block between Drexel and Grantwood. It was a synagogue and community center, with a gym, ballroom, and classrooms. It fills similar functions to this day. It existed as the Jewish Center a scant 20 years, built in 1922 and put up for sale in 1942, purchased by Cory in about 1944, who has occupied it ever since. Oheb Zedek moved from E38 (see above) to Parkwood and Massie, and moved again, merging with several other conregations to become the Taylor Road Synagogue in Cleveland Heights. There's a domed building at Earl and Parkwood that is eye-catching. These are but a few of the Glenville sites.

I could go on and on. 17 or 18 years ago I looked in old city directories in the library for addresses of Synagogues, then matched them to Churches in the yellow pages (this was before internet and Google maps). The I photographed them (on film!). In some cases I was able to go inside.

There was also a Jewish presence around Kinsman Road, but there are few buildings left, none distinguished.
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