Author Archives: Jeanne Anderson

Merry Christmas from the West Park Historical Society!

We will be at the Kamm’s indoor market this Sunday, December 8th from 10 to 2p. Our new 2020 Calendar, “Streetscapes of West Park” will be for sale for $10.00

ALL of our publications make great gifts!

Ralph Pfingsten’s newest book, THE BEREA SANDSTONE QUARRIES OF OHIO – The Real “True Grit” will also be available.

Our 11″ X 14″ (ready to hang canvas) West Park Landmark Map will be offered as well. Be sure to ask about a T-shirt version of the same.

Tyler Barn

Have your ever wondered about the
 Big Red Barn in the Valley?
(Formerly the Green Barn)
Do you know the origin and why it even exists?
Speaker Jim Foos will present a talk on the Tyler Barn, with photos, artifacts and maps,
 to help you take a trip down memory lane
Please join us:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7:00 P.M.
West Park Historical Society Community Room
17401 Lorain Avenue Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Everyone Welcome
Light refreshments will be served
  Hall Rental The West Park Historical Society meeting space is a great place for all your functions – birthdays, family reunions, meetings, graduation parties, retirement parties.   The meeting spaces rents for $100.00 for three hours with additional hours at $35.00 per hour.  WPHS members get a 15% discount.      E-mail Elaine at for more information! 

July 4th Parade ~ Thursday at 9:30a

We look forward to seeing all our members, friends and potential New Members this coming Thursday for the West Park July 4th Parade.

Our very own Trustee, Ellie Mapson is the Parade Grand Marshal !

Ellie, pictured on far right in blue shirt, celebrating the unveiling of
our Puritas Springs Park Historic Marker.


West Park Landmark Map

Available as an 11×14

Print – $10.00


Ready to hang Canvas – $25.00

Available at or by calling 440-895-7437

**T-shirt version is available at Only in CleV , 17025 Lorain Ave.**

20% is donated back to the West Park Historical Society

See you at the Parade!

Landmarks and borders of West Park ~ Special design offered for the first time at Only in CleV!!

Select your favorite t-shirt color and have the design printed for you while you shop! Also available for purchase ~ an 11 x 14, ready-to-hang canvas.

Let’s go to the show!

The West Park Historical Society invites you to attend our next free event.

Wednesday April 24th at 7p

Author and historian Ralph Pfingsten will host a slide show recalling Cleveland area movie theaters, stretching from Avon Lake to Playhouse Square.

Featured will be many photos from the lens of James Smith, who documented these theaters that we remember so fondly.

Come and share your theater memories with us at the West Park Community room at 17401 Lorain Ave.

Parking and entrance are behind the building.