Abandoned Cleveland: Ruins of the Rust Belt

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By 1920, Cleveland had become the fifth largest city in the US, but along with growth came an increase in crime, beginning in the prohibition years. After race riots in the 1960s, many residents began to flee the inner-city, leading to the large-scale abandonment of buildings and neighborhoods. The city lost seventeen percent of its population between 2000 and 2010, earning the title of “poorest major city in America” during that time. Foreclosures, closing businesses, and crime led to over 120,000 abandoned structures across the surrounding area. This is where Abandoned Cleveland picks up the story. What became of these forgotten buildings? Join us as we step foot inside these haunting and beautiful locations, including factories, schools, nursing homes, aquariums, theaters, houses, and many more. Abandoned Cleveland not only takes you inside these lost places, but tells the history of them and how they came to be abandoned.
ISBN: 9781634992077
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Ohio
Series: America Through Time
Images: 140
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
KYLE BROOKY has always been interested in the strange and offbeat. From a young age, he always wondered what lied within that “spooky old house” in the woods near his grandparents’ cottage. In 2016, along with a partner, he formed Ruin Road, a video blog dedicated to exploring abandoned and forgotten buildings. Utilizing his media production degree, he has been dedicated to preserving these beautiful places through film and photographs to tell the history of these places that are now forgotten by most. In his spare time, he enjoys writing screenplays and collecting movies.
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