Abstract

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.

Creator

Epstein, Taffy (interviewee)

Creator

Latoski, Jean (interviewer)

Project

Shaker Towers

Date

2012

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

43 minutes

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

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