This Fascinating Cleveland Coast Guard Station Had Been Abandoned And Reclaimed By Nature For Decades
Cleveland has undergone a transformation in recent years, and even the most iconic landmarks have been impacted. In fact, forgotten, abandoned places reclaimed by nature have, in recent history, been taken back by man once again. The old Joseph and Feiss factory has since been reimagined as a school, and the old Sidaway bridge has been preserved as a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, we’re going to take a look into the history of one additional spot that Mother Nature became the only resident of… until Clevelanders stepped in to renovate. You guessed it: we’re taking a virtual visit to the Historic Cleveland Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island! To understand its story, we’ll have to wade back into a history forgotten by many. Let’s dive in!
The Historic Cleveland Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island looks a bit different nowadays, but we wouldn’t have it any other way! Now, this gorgeous structure is a sparkling pearl on Lake Erie’s shore, and it has a bright future ahead of it.
Believe it or not, this structure is one of just two Streamline Moderne buildings in Cleveland. The other is a historic Greyhound bus station, which you’ll find right in town on Chester Avenue.
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Address: Historic Cleveland Coast Guard Station, 1000 Cuyahoga River Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA
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Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.