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Driven by architecture

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/14/07 @ 4:31pm

Each of the 24 buildings that made the short list for the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Innerbelt Project has its story to tell. A group of local history detectives filled in the details and, along the way, discovered a tale of a city that effectively drove itself out of business.

The tattered fragments of Cleveland's once-bustling factory neighborhoods are, once again, in the path of the Innerbelt. The process to save them means arming citizens with knowledge of how to preserve history, and how to advocate for alternatives to the federal bulldozer.

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