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


 

Some West Park Businesses
Pre-World War Two - c1956


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In 1927, the following businesses were started and are were still operating in 1984 and later:

Geiger's Men and Boy's Wear, 17136 Lorain Avenue, was still in business in 1997 but by 2004 the building housed Shoreline Army Navy Store.

Riverside  Hardware, 17015 Lorain Avenue, in 2004, the building housed Hasting House Home Health Care.

Cleveland Trust Bank, later, AmeriTrust, 17138 Lorain Avenue.  AmeriTrust became part of KeyBank.  Much of the building in 2004 housed offices.

The first gasoline station in the Kamm's Corner area was a Gulf Station built in 1930, on the northwest corner of Rocky River Drive and Lorain Avenue.  Kamm's Corners Shell gas station was located at that site in 1997.

Marti Rini built a fruit stand in 1930 operated it on the northwest corner of Lorain Avenue and Rocky River Drive.

F. W. Woolworth Co. had a store at 17119 Lorain Avenue.  Several appliance businesses occupied that address in 1997.

In 1930 at 16600 Lorain Avenue, a Western Auto store was built and remained for many years.  The building later housed Baby World and, in 1997, Phil's Pets.
 


Some Businesses in 1936 & 1956

From the 1936 & 1956 Cleveland City Directories
(not a complete list!)

With some links to photographs of existing buildings in 2004.

 


Selected businesses along Lorain Avenue,

Cleveland, Ohio, start at West 130th Street and progress to the west:


1936

 

13000 – Gt A & P Tea Co. grocery

13018 – Fisher Bros. Co. Grocery

13021 – Lorain Street Bank

13030 – Karl A. Wiegand drugs

13046 – Frank Herzog Delicatessen

13101 – Post Office

13339 – Gohr Bros. Meats

13349-51 – Gt A&P Tea Co. gros and meats

13357 – Fisher Bros. Co. Grocery

13516 – Jos. F. Torch Hardware

13550 – New West Park Food Market

              Joe  J. Sebor Grocer

              John W. Hemuth Meats

              Herman A. Schmidt Fruits

              Herman Roberts Fruits

              Wm. A. Stephen Fruits

Corner of W. 136th – City Ice & Fuel Company

14335 – Lorain Street Lumber Company

14651 – Rockport Lumber Company

14701 – Reserve Lumber Company

14734 – Marquard Sash & Door Mfg Mfg Co.

14741 – Marquard Apartments

15145 – Neal Storage Company

15201 – Gustav Kemna filling station (photo)

15315 – West Park Chevrolet Inc.

15439 – Max Linder Shoe Repair

15443 – Oswald J. Kamm grocery



           ***  Triskett Road ***

15619 – 17th Precinct Police Station

15637 – Fire Department Engine Co. No. 39
              Hook & Ladder Co. No. 15 (photo2004)

15701 – Fisher Bros. Co. grocery

15802 – Leslie D. VanOrman, meats

15804 – William A. Miller, notions

15813 – Far-Mor Cafe (photo2004)

16713 – American Monument Co.

16729 – Jas. W. Hyland filling station
              City Ice & Fuel Co.

16800 – Gables Grill (photo2004) (photo 2010)

16999 – West Park Theatre

17015 – Riverside Hardware Co.

17019 – Gt A&P Tea Co. grocery

17025 – Wm. C. Landphair Dry Goods

17112 – Martin Jewelry Inc.

17116 – Wm. T. Wollerman grocery

17119 – F. W. Woolworth Co.

17127 – Kroger Grocery & Baking Co.

17133 – Marshall Drugs

17134-40 – Cleveland Trust Building

17136 – Geiger Men’s Store


           ***  Rocky River Drive ***

17202 – Donald Van Horn filling station

17208 – Rini’s Fruit Market

17209 – Gustav Schuster, beer

17212 – Fisher Bros. Co. grocery



18200 – Riverside Stables Inc. Riding Academy

1956

 

13000 –  Lorain Grill

13018 –  Nicholas Calvitti barber

13021 –  Cleveland Trust  Bank

13030 –  Dudas Pharmacy

 

13101 –  Post Office

13339 –  Quality Market, meats

13349 –  Towne Paint & Wallpaper Co.

 

 

13550 –  Antos Bi-Rite Food Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14651 –  Forest City Material Co., lumber

14701 –  Buckeye Wholesale Lumber Co.

 

14741 –  Marquard Apartments

15145 –  Neal Storage Company

15201 –  Fondales Fleet Wing Serv. Sta. (photo2004)

15315 –  West Park Chevrolet

 

15443 –  Wm. W. Frick Building Co.

15449 –  Boyarko's Tavern


            *** Triskett Road ***

15619 – 1st District Police Station

15637 – Fire Department Engine Co. No. 39
              Hook & Ladder Co. No. 15 (photo2004)

15701 – Beauty Bazaar

15802 – Burns City Realty Co., Inc.

15804 – Cork n' Bottle, beverages

15813 – Far-Mor Cafe (photo2004)

16713 – Burls Auto Wash

16729 – Standard Oil Co. gas station
  

16800 – The Gables Restaurant (photo2004) (photo 2010)

16901 – Riverside Theatre

17015 – Riverside Hardware Co.

 17019 –Nicks Shoe Repair

17025 – Landy's Department Store

17112 – Gilchrist Record Shop

17116 – Lakewood Bakery Inc.

 

 

17133 – Marshall Drugs

17138 – Cleveland Trust Building

17136 – Geiger Men’s Store


            ***  Rocky River Drive ***

17202 – Tip Top Auto Sales

17208 – Foodtown Inc., grocery

17209 – Tony's Restaurant

 

17219 – Tony's Grill Restaurant

 

18200 – River House Apartments


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Selected businesses along

Triskett Road to Lorain, east to west:


1936

 

14335 –  Steinbrick Bros. Market, Gardeners

14591 –  Mrs. Anna B. Leinweber Market,
                  Gardener

15015 –  Robert Grittner filling station

15210 –  Steinbrick Bros. Oil Co. filling station   

15480 – Charles A. Mandley, funeral director

15500 – West Park Masonic Temple (photo2004)


         ***  Lorain Avenue ***

 

1956

 

14335 –  Steinbrick Greenhouse

14591 –  Cook's Greenhouse

 

15015 –  Jonesy's Sohio servicestation

15210 –  residence

15480 –  Charles A. Mandley, funeral director

15500 –  West Park Masonic Temple (photo2004)


         ***  Lorain Avenue ***


 

Selected businesses along

Rocky River Drive, north to south:

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Rocky River Drive
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Updated:  18 June 2014