The area, also known as Doan’s Corners, began as a stagecoach stop on the road from Buffalo. By the first half of the 20thCentury it had become an entertainment mecca offering Clevelander’s a taste of New York City high life featuring lavish theaters and posh hotels. By the 1970’s it was the flash-point for battles with the city’s power structure. Today it is part of the sprawling campus of Cleveland Clinic. The program includes audio clips from famous celebrities who performed in the neighborhood.
Mr. Sutcliffe is a life-long Clevelander, a Cleveland Heights resident and a retired executive. Over the past nine years he has made over 300 “Lost Cleveland Memories” presentations at public libraries, senior centers, community centers and historical societies in the Cleveland, Akron, Lorain, and Lake County areas.