At 91 years old and having lived in Shaker Towers for more than 45 years, Taffy Epstein is one of the oldest and longest-standing residents of the towers. Professionally Epstein produced and sold dance and gymnastics apparel. In this interview Epstein relates her many of her experiences she has had living in the towers and how they have changed over the years. Of particular interest are the descriptions she gives of the large parties that she used to throw and her involvement in the integration of Shaker Heights. Along with these details, Epstein as describes how the aging population of Shaker seeking to downsize from their large homes coupled with the restrictions on jews in area apartment buildings led to the construction of Shaker Towers.
Epstein, Taffy (interviewee)
Latoski, Jean (interviewer)
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"Taffy Epstein interview, 2012" (2012). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 914001.