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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF EAST CLEVELAND (AT DOAN'S CORNERS). See EUCLID AVE. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST.
DANCE HALLS. During much of the 20th century, social dancing was one of the major recreational activities in industrial cities such as Cleveland. During the peak years between the 1920s and the 1950s, there were over 150 dance halls accessible to Greater Clevelanders, not including several hundred more dance floors in HOTELS, nightclubs, and private halls. These included facilities extending to Conneaut Lake Park, PA, in the east; Meyers Lake Park, Canton, in the south; and Cedar Pt. Park, Sandusky, in the west. Although cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles had larger facilities, Cleveland became well known to musicians and bandleaders as a place to develop with a chance to move into a position of national prominence. One of the earliest social dances in Cleveland was held at Ballow's Hall in 1854. Dances at that time incl...
DICKENS, CHARLES VISIT TO CLEVELAND. See CHARLES DICKENS'S VISIT TO CLEVELAND.
JAPANESE. Cleveland's Japanese-American community began after World War II, when significant numbers began settling in the area. Prior to this, only a few Japanese called Cleveland home (18 in 1940). Most Japanese immigrated to the Pacific Coast between 1890-1924, developing "Little Tokyos" in West Coast communities. The Japanese Exclusion Act of 1924 halted further immigration. But Pearl Harbor forever altered Japanese-American life. In 1942 aliens (35%) and citizens (65%) alike were removed from their West Coast homes to 10 concentration camps in interior locations, disrupting individuals' lives and destroying Japanese communities. Some college students, aided by the Natl. Student Relocation Council of the American Friends Service Committee, left the camps to resume their education. However, they could enroll only in institutions eas...
JAZZ. Cleveland began to participate in and contribute to the evolution and popularity of jazz music when the New Orleans jazz musicians moved to urban areas in the north and east after World War I. Prior to the 1920s, Will Marion Cook, who had studied at Oberlin College, first introduced the saxophone to the dance band and NOBLE SISSLE, a graduate of Cleveland's CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, played in a World War I military band that was one of the first to record jazz. Sissle would later team with Eubie Blake to create and stage a number of black jazz-based Broadway musicals.Local participation in jazz initially developed along racially segregated lines. White jazz musicians were members of the American Federation of Musicians Local #4 while AFRICAN AMERICANS were in Local #550; only in 1962 was integration achieved by merging the black local...
SANDLOT BASEBALL. The origins of the American game of baseball are disputed; it was invented either in 1839 or 1846. It did not take long, however, for it to find its way to Cleveland. BASEBALL appears to have made its Cleveland debut no later than 1859. That choice of date is based on an early photograph of PUBLIC SQUARE which reveals a crude infield worn into the grass. A few years later, Cleveland had its first organized baseball team. In 1865 the Cleveland Forest Citys (see FOREST CITY BASEBALL CLUB) played a team from Oberlin, OH, at a diamond on the Case Commons, on E. 38th St., between Central and Scovill avenues. Baseball became popular for several reasons. An outdoor game, it required little capital investment. It was well suited for summers, when extended daylight hours allowed working men a few extra hours for recreation, an...
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