Joe Isabella, 88 year old son of the founder of Isabella Bros. Bakery on West 69th Street in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood of Cleveland talks about growing up on West 69th Street in the 1930s and 1940s. At the time, the street had many neighborhood shops on it--groceries, candy stores, barber shops, etc. Joe talks about his father Anthony's immigration experience; how his parents met; and how they built a baker on West 69th which one Plain Dealer reader called the west side "Cathedral of Bakeries."
Isabella, Joe (interviewee)
Dubelko, Jim (interviewer)
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"Joe Isabella interview, 01 August 2015" (2015). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 999127.