A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

A Visual History Of Township 6, Range 14

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Briefly from it's inception in the late 1800's, the CSW entered Berea trom the north
on Eastland Ave. It then proceeded through city streets, namely Bagley Road to the
west, Front Street to the south, West Bridge to the WEST (East?), then, along Henry / Prospect
to the South, towards Medina, Ohio. Henry / Prospect Streets also identified as state
route 237.This was the CSW's main routing from the late 1800's to 1914. At that time,
due to franchise difficulties, a new route for the CSW was undertaken (Esstland Rd.), bypassing Berea
proper, and taking the CSW now to the east of town, away from city streets.

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" No Smoke. No Cinders."


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Berea Union Depot. Built in 1876 and played an important role in Berea's economic development
The Cleveland Plain Dealer described this Victorian Gothic structure as "the finest passenger
facility outside of a major city."

6 minute You Tube/Time-Warner Cable Promo for The Station Restaurant

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Berea: Station restaurant to close

NEWS-SUN, by Jaime Anton August 29, 2008

After eight years in business, the Station Restaurant will close its doors Saturday. Owner Bob Sutton cited a poor economy and the upcoming Front Street Overpass Project as business buzz kills. "The future is not very bright for me here," he said. "They're shutting all the roads off that are basically my access. I'm already struggling in a bad economy, and I don't see it being a possibility to stay open and make money." The city has assured that access will be provided to all businesses in that area throughout the entire construction of the overpass project, though it may not be quite as convenient as the businesses are accustomed to now. Even the smoking ban has left its mark, Sutton said. "The non-smoking law was $4,000 to $5,000 per week right off the top," he said. Before Sutton purchased the restaurant, located at 30 Depot St., in 2000, he worked there when the place was known as the Puffer Belly in 1980. "It's been 28 years for me here," he said. "The economy has certainly hurt us, and it's been one thing after another. Everyone seems to be cutting back on labor, and it's affecting us in the general area." He plans to reopen the vacant Tumbleweeds Restaurant, at 4055 Pearl Road in Medina, as Bullies' BBQ on Oct. 1. "I'll create a more economic friendly menu and capture more of the masses," he said. "It's been a tough road, and I'm hoping to get into a stronger market area." Rebecca Corrigan, executive director of the Berea Community Development Corp., said the city is actively pursuing a replacement. "Naturally I'm sorry to see a landmark restaurant go," she said. "But at the same time, we have to keep our heads up and fill that vacancy with something good for the community." Corrigan said there are currently about five restaurants interested in Berea.

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The Berea Bus Lines Co.

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Was owned and operated by the Wilchek family (H.W., Frank, & R.L. Weber). They began operations in 1919, filling a void left by the relocation of the Cleveland Southwestern & Columbus Railway interurban line. Direct service to downtown Cleveland introduced in 1923, and local routes introduced after World War II. 1967 CTS agreed to buy the company for $400,000, Weber said, " Berea residents will gain immeasurably." What they gained, of course, was a transfer privilege to the rapid transit line on Rt 86-Berea Express, Only three Berea buses were taken into the CTS fleet, the older line buses sold or scrapped, newer ones sold off, and school buses left behind for a new operator.

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* 1927 Berea Bus Schedule *
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Berea Bus Lines Ole #78 - 1951 White

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Strongsville Train Depot

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Berea Trolley - Trolleyville U.S.A., The Gerald E. Brookins Museum, Olmsted Falls



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