Abstract

In this 2006 interview, 78 year old Lou Donitis aka Lou Donuts, a long-time resident of the Detroit-Shoreway area, talks about his life experiences in Cleveland from the time he first arrived here in 1950. He talks in great detail about the factories, retail shops, restaurants, theaters and bars that lined Detroit Avenue and other nearby streets in the 1950s. Mr. Donitis also talks about a number of the unskilled and semi-skilled jobs he held in Cleveland, including his work at the Forum Restaurant on E. 9th Street, and some of the "hot spots" of Cleveland in that era, including "Short Vincent," Euclid Avenue, and E. 105th and Euclid.

Creator

Donitis, Lou (interviewee)

Creator

Souther, Mark (interviewer)

Project

Detroit Shoreway

Date

2-9-2006

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

51 minutes

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