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Colonial Arcade: 1900

Colonial Arcade: 1900

Circa 1900. "Colonial Arcade, Cleveland." Retail arcade in the Colonial Hotel. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Below is the same view from July of 2016.

When in Cleveland, see the arcades

I echo cnik70--the "other" arcade is the grander one, but both are well worth a peek when you're in Cleveland to, say, see the Rock Hall. Yay Cleveland!

That other Arcade

While the Colonial Arcade is a beautiful place (very glad that it wasn't a victim of Cleveland's downturn) the Arcade pretty much right across the street shown here is far more ornate (and far more lively during the day).

Both of these sites are "must see's" during a visit to Cleveland.

Things you don't see anymore

Spittoons and mouldings with a swastika motif.

Not an orphaned shoe

Clean, but for an orphaned hat. Is there symbolism here between the conditions of the orphaned shoe pictures and this? Great photos on Shorpy.

[I think it's a spittoon. - Dave]

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