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Vintage photos of:
Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1906. "Cleveland Grays Armory." A volunteer militia that saw action in the Civil War, the Cleveland Grays built this sandstone castle as a meeting place and social center in 1893. Now playing: "Everyman," billed as "the XVth century morality play." Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.