Do you remember the “broken cookie store?” Free dish night at the Marval Theater? Saturdays at the Rollercade? Crusin’ on Lorain Avenue? Riding the interurban? The smell of fresh bread coming from the neighborhood bakery?
If so, this is the book for you. Inside are 72 stories about life on Cleveland’s Near West Side in the first half of the 20th Century, including . . . Summer afternoons at Perkins Beach . . . Playing “cops and robbers” in the alley . . . Hanging out at Heck’s . . . Visits from the “umbrella man” . . . penny candy at the corner store . . . and lots more!