Temple Beth Shalom/Disciples of Christ Church – Religion and History at 50 Division St.

At 50 Division St. in cozy old-town Hudson stands Temple Beth Shalom. It’s been there as long as I can remember, but I recently discovered some interesting tidbits about its past. The current… Continue reading

Donald Ross: Golf’s Michelangelo & his Legacy in Cleveland

Donald Ross is the Michelangelo of golf, and Pinehurst No. 2 could easily be considered his Sistine Chapel. Its not his only work of genius, however. Many of today’s top courses still bear Donald’s name as the principle… Continue reading

The Krejci Dump: Hudson’s Superfund Neighbor

You’d never know it but Hudson sits next to the most expensive Superfund site in the entire country. The Krejci Dump was a privately-owned property occupying about 50 acres in the heart of the Cuyahoga… Continue reading

Movie Theater on Main

Photo credit: Summit Memory Project (an incredible online collection of historic images from Summit County) As soon as I saw it I thought “man, I wish that was still there when I was growing… Continue reading

The Cleveland Arcade

No no, it’s not what you think. You won’t find any nerds with fanny packs, no embarrassing orthodontic headgear, no Dance Dance Revolution platforms, and no video games in this arcade. What you’ll find instead is… Continue reading

Cleveland Trust/Ameritrust Rotunda

Originally the Cleveland Trust Rotunda, this hidden architectural gem stands among a patch of dreary, unoccupied sky rises and store fronts in downtown Cleveland. Below is a view from outside with Euclid running… Continue reading

Ellsworth Part III – Evamere Hall

I’ll start with the woman for whom the estate and hall were named – Eva Butler Ellsworth: Below are photographs of Evamere Hall. These pictures were most likely taken between 1912  and 1951,… Continue reading

The Gatehouse Today

Photos of the gatehouse today. As I mentioned before, the house is the most prominent reminder of Evamere Hall (the name of the actual house/mansion), and the Estate in general. Running tangent to… Continue reading

Ellsworth Part II – The Evamere Estate

Upon his return to Hudson in the early 1900’s, James began improvements on what was then a quaint and cozy farmhouse located about 1.5 miles northeast of the town green. He eventually built the house and surrounding… Continue reading

James W. Ellsworth – Part I

Over the weekend I had a chance to do some research on James W. Ellsworth, a man whom I believe is hands down the most important figure in Hudson’s history – Yes, even… Continue reading