History of the  West Park

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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(This list is incomplete but is continually being updated.)
1902 Auto races 


Alger, Nathan

Alger Cemetery

The Asplin Basket Company


Richard J. Bagger West Park's Music Man

Barthelman Family

The Baskerville Hounds band

Bearden's Drive-In

Beauty Bazaar

Bono's Barber Shop

Some early businesses

LaVerne Landphair Buch Remembers


Caboose Diner

The Castle House

Castle House.  Kachelein family

Chris Bike Shop

Churches & religious institutions

Cleveland Fire Department Station No. 39

Code Family

Colbrunn family

Corner Food Store


Daniel's Colonial Restaurant

D'Ettorre's Grocery & Meat Market

Diney's Drive In

Dominic's Barber Shop

Dryer's Pond


Ed's Superette

Emmett, Harry & Minnie

Emmett's Tavern

Ernadale: The Country Estate of Ernst W. Mueller

Ernie's (or Taffle's) Deli


Fairview Hospital

Fondales Fleet Wing Service Station
(Wilmerink Dairy, Kemna's Service

Franciscan Friars - Monastery

Franz Restaurant


Gables Restaurant

Gables Restaurant - brief history

Gilchrist Record Shop

George Washington School sculpture

George Washington Elementary School Teachers 1955


Golden Point Drive In Restaurant



Henninger, Carol Nichols: At Home on Lena Avenue

Herold’s Grocery and Meat Market

Hobby Castle  & memories

Hogan's Corners
     (Skyway Tavern, La Conga)

Hosta/Straka Families

Hough Bakeries in West Park

House on Hogsback Hill

Hullabaloo Teen Club

Hyde, Arthur J.

Jefferson Park

Johnson, Mayor Tom L.


Kachelein, George - "Castle House"

Kamm, Oswald

Kamm's Barber shop/Optometrist

Kamm's Recreation

Kamm's Store

Kemna's Service Station
  (Wilmerink Dairy, Fondale's Fleet Wing
        Service Station)

Kenny Kings Drive In

The King of the French Fries

The Kinkelaar Farm

Michael Koryta novels - West Park settings

Kroger Company


Lakewood Landmarks with West Park Roots

Linndale Roundhouse (almost West Park)

"Local Man Unearths Rare Piece of West Park History"

Lou's Barber Shop

Luekens, Jo

Lyric Theater (almost West Park)


The Marquard House

Manners Big Boy Restaurant

Memphis Drive-In Theater (almost West

Marquard, Philip

McCutcheon, Doug & The Baskerville Hounds

Mohr, Virginia Herrington

Morely House:  Possible Toll House

"Mystery Man Who Died in WW I is Remembered on Memorial Day"


Nagy's Towne House

Newton D. Baker Junior High School Teachers 1956

William & Olga Nichols family

Nick's Restaurant (earlier, Josephine's)

Nick's Restaurant Article

The Nipper Family


Odds 'n' Ends
     (various incidents, news stories, stories...)

The Oldest Bars & Taverns in West Park

Olympic Recreation

Orange, Paul

The Orange Hut  Memories

Ortli's Market


Peake, George

"The Perilous Railroad Crossing at Lorain & West 143rd"

West Park's Old City Hall
Became First District Police Station

West Park Post Offices

Puritas Springs Park


Radil's Drive In

Radtke's Delicatessen

Regnatz Dining Hall

Rainbow Gardens

Rexall Drug. 14701 Puritas

Riverside Hardware

Riverside Theatre

New Riverside Theatre Memory

Roads and Bridges

Rockport Hamlet Driving Park
   and the 1902 Auto races

Rockport House, a hotel, c 1874

Rockport Inn
    (Lorain Street House, Fischer Roadhouse,
        Paddy Barrett's Old Homestead)

The Rolling Stone Teen Club

Royal Castle (2 locations)


Sedio, Barbara - teacher at John Marshall High School

Silver Grill Lounge

Sixt, William

The Smallest Schoolhouse in
     Cleveland, 1923

Smith Road (West 150th Street) &
     Brookpark Road - 1956

Stranahan Hill

Stroemple's Hamburger Shop

Sweeney's Pasture


Teare Farm

Possible Toll House  (Morely House)

Tony's Diner

The Tornado of 8 June 1953

Towne Drive In & Diner

Trill's Meat Market

Triskett, Joseph

Trsek, Eddie:  Kamm's Corner Policeman
also  23

Tyler Estate


Variety Theater

Victory Diner


Wagenknecht Grocers & Meats

Walker's Store

Ward, Tom Blacksmith

Weber Family

Wesley Food Market

West, Charles P.

West, John M.

West Park Recreation - W 130th Street

West Park - general history

West Park City Hall

West Park Fire Department by Paul Nelson

West Park Library

West Park Branch Library - Memories

Local West Park news - 1910

West Park Pharmacy

West Park Post Office, W. 117th

West Park Theatre

Old West Park Vault Discovered at City Hall

West Park's World War I Memorial Monument

West's Roasted Peanuts

Wilmerink Dairy (Kemna's Service Station,
                                       Fondale's  Fleet Wing Service Station)

Wilson, John. WWI Soldier

Woodbury Avenue at W. 150th Street

World West Theatre


YMCA - history

Zombek's (corner store)

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Updated 25 February 2020