History of the West Park Neighborhood
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio




Tornado of 8 June 1953
West Park community, Cleveland, Ohio
Snapshots

Various photographers in the area




West 117th area

West 117th Avenue area. Courtesy of Andrew T. Mathews.

West 117th Ave.  Unrecorded location

West 117th Avenue area. Courtesy of Andrew T. Mathews.

Unrecorded location West 117th Ave

West 117th Avenue area. Courtesy of Andrew T. Mathews.

Unrecorded location

West Park tornado damage. Location not recorded. Courtesy of Andrew Mathews.

West 117th Street

West 117th Avenue area. Courtesy of Andrew T. Mathews.

West 117th Avenue area

West 117th Avenue area. Courtesy of Ralph A. Pfingsten and Karen McCurdy.

West 117th Avenue area

West 117th Avenue area. Courtesy of Ralph A. Pfingsten and Karen McCurdy.

Hirst Avenue

Hirst Avenue. Courtesy of Ellie Mapson.

12112 Brooklawn Avenue

12112 Brooklawn Avenue. Courtesy of Ralph A. Pfingsten & Cleveland State University Library, Cleveland Press Collection.
This house survived and is still in use.  Click here to see it at Google Maps

St John Street

Remains of a home at 12106 St. John Avenue. Courtesy of Andy Mathews.

Bosworth Road

Bosworth Road tornado damage. Courtesy of Ralph A. Pfingsten & Karen McCurdy.

Unidentified location

West Park tornado damage. Location not recorded. Courtesy of Andy Mathews.

Unrecorded location

West Park tornado damage. Location not recorded. Courtesy of Andy Mathews.



One of the neighborhood children, "Connie," on a big maple tree the tornado brought down near
6421 West 147th Street, Cleveland, Ohio. June 9, 1953.  Courtesy of Sue Herbert Kiley.



 Remains of the Herbert family's garage at 4621 West 147th Street, Cleveland, Ohio.
"The debris is our garage and the caption entered by my Mom is, 'View from our upstairs rear window.'"  Courtesy of Sue Herbert Kiley.


Snapshots of  Summerland Avenue damage
 

Snapshots of damage in the West 95th Street area near Lorain & Denison Avenues

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Created by: Charles C. Chaney

15 June 2014