Most people think of banks as uptight, grey-suited and above
all, not a place to let loose a creative spirit. Well, Cleveland’s
gorgeous downtown bank lobbies are hidden jewels, known mostly to bankers and
their clients. In this prowl you will experience these lobbies up close and
personal and learn about their oftentimes colorful histories, extravagant
design and how they are moving into the 21st century. Banking has never been so
interesting! This prowl is 40 minutes long and recorded Summer 2008.
The PD has a pretty big story on CityProwl in its Friday entertainment magazine today. The article, by reporter Sarah Crump, can be found here. There's even a portion of the Prospect prowl to listen to and a Cleveland sights quiz.That's the bank lobby of the Society for Savings building on Public Square, now a part of KeyBank. (photo taken by Tracy Boulain) My mom will probably send down a lightning bolt down from heaven for me now that the Hippodrome story is public - she never found out about that forbidden excursion to see Blackula!
Warehouse District has had many lives since it was first populated as a
pioneer farming village in the first years of the 19th century. Prowl
through the neighborhood and learn how, as Cleveland developed, the
Warehouse District was always at the vanguard - ushering in
commerce-based businesses and supporting the iron ore and steel
business during the industrial revolution and 20 years ago becoming the
first entertainment, residential and cultural neighborhood in the
downtown area. This prowl is about 40 minutes long and was recorded in
the Summer 2008.