Cleveland Vintage Blog

The Cleveland Sandwich Club Visits BottleHouse Brewery and Their Blackberry Chicken Sandwich

Cleveland Sandwich Club

The Cleveland Sandwich Club Visits BottleHouse Brewery and Their Blackberry Chicken Sandwich

The BottleHouse Brewery is a must-visit for anyone interested in sour beers, but the unique community-centric brewery also specializes in mead and a variety of other styles worth checking out. The Cleveland Sandwich Club recently visited their Cleveland Heights location, diving into the blackberry chicken sandwich, topped with coleslaw and sesame sauce. When we visited BottleHouse in early August, the chef was on vacation and the only person available to make food was Gilda, as the sign in front of the kitchen explained. But, if Gilda should ever read this, know you did a great job (and were incredibly friendly)!...

Read more →


Mary Davison Godwin: Bedford, Ohio's Titanic Survivor

History

Mary Davison Godwin: Bedford, Ohio's Titanic Survivor

A little while back we wrote a post on all of Cleveland’s connections to the Titanic sinking, but we came across a little bit more about one Mary Davison Godwin from Bedford and we felt compelled to share. Mary Davison Godwin was born in England, but her family settled in Bedford, Ohio, where she met a Mister Thomas Henry (who went by Harry to most that knew him) Davison. In 1902, the couple married and stayed in the Bedford area to be near her family. However, work became difficult to find for Harry and the two headed off to England...

Read more →


Squire's Castle Getting Renovations to Reflect Original 1890s Style of Building

Culture History

Squire's Castle Getting Renovations to Reflect Original 1890s Style of Building

Squire's Castle - which may or may not be as haunted as Franklin Castle - provides one of the most unique hiking experiences in Northeast Ohio. Built in the 1890s by Feargus B. Squire of the Standard Oil Co., the building standing today was meant as a gatehouse and caretaker's quarters and was modeled after German and English baronial castles (the main house was never actually built). The area, now part of the North Chagrin Reservation after being sold in 1922 to a private land developer, is a popular spot not just for people curious about this unique building, but...

Read more →


Buffalo Bill Cody’s Cleveland Connection

History

Buffalo Bill Cody’s Cleveland Connection

We've all heard of the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," but the more we look into interesting bits of Cleveland history to share, we find that it seems there could easily be a new game called “The Six Degrees of Cleveland” as well.   Who would have thought that soldier, hunter, and Wild West showman Buffalo Bill Cody would have had a connection of any kind to Cleveland? But he absolutely did through his grandfather Philip Cody, a native of Massachusetts who ended up spending much of his life in Toronto before, at the age of 60, deciding to pack up...

Read more →


Why Isn't There a Permanent Superman Statue in Downtown Cleveland?

Culture History

Why Isn't There a Permanent Superman Statue in Downtown Cleveland?

You might already know that Cleveland is the birthplace of Superman, conceived by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1933. Since then, Superman has become one of the most beloved and recognizable characters in the world, a beacon of inspiration and hope for many, and, of course, a generator of billions of dollars of revenue. Superman is supposed to represent the best qualities we aspire to as people, and he was created right here in Cleveland, Ohio.  So why isn't there a truly permanent statue for Superman downtown? Sure, there's a little Superman exhibit at the airport near the baggage claim....

Read more →