Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Renaissance Park

We were surprised to see Renaissance Park open on Saturday morning. I didn't expect to see it opened this year.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Lackawanna Avenue

A couple views, looking west and east in the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue on Saturday morning.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Bruce Springsteen

45 years ago tonight, Sunday, August 10, 1975, Bruce Springsteen made his second Allen Theatre appearance. This show was broadcast live on WMMS-FM, bootlegs can be easily found. Next door, Irish Rascal and Coca-Cola were on the boards in the State.
 From Scene, July 17 - 23, 1975.
 From Scene, August 14 - 20, 1975.

Fortunately I was not at this, I was probably the only person in Cleveland who couldn't stand Bruce Springsteen. I wasn't so fortunate the next time around, Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, 1976. I had a girlfriend who wanted to see him, so I pretty much had to go, I think we went the first night, it was insufferably long.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Lackawanna 885

Lackawanna 885 behind the Steamtown office building, last month.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Delaware - Lackawanna 211

DL 211 in the State Office building parking lot on a rainy day in June.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Baltimore & Ohio C-2124

B&O C-2124 outside the New York Central station, Painesville, Ohio last fall.

Thursday, August 6, 2020


Today is the 44th anniversary of the last of the Allen Theatre concerts in the 70's. Two days earlier the theatre suffered some damage at a free Starz concert, one of the big mirrors in the lobby was broken, among other things. The theatre owners, Millcap Corporation had leased the theatre lobby to the Georgeadis Brothers for a restaurant ( The Old Allen, it was very good). Not long afterwards the seats in the auditorium would be removed for a laser dome (The Lazerium), Neither would last more than a couple years.
 From Scene, July 29 - August 4, 1976.
From Scene, August 12 - 18, 1976.
Auditorium, October, 1971, William Gesten/Foto Arts Inc. The 1961 renovation cut the capacity to 2,860.