Abstract

Robin Yates, owner of Brownstone Inn, describes his interest in architecture and the decision to purchase property on Cleveland's east side. Yates colorfully describes Prospect Avenue in the 1970s, then known as a red light district. He describes the relationship between local law enforcement and the residents and property owners in the area. Specifically, Yates notes the importance of citizen advocacy groups and other improvement entities that worked to transform the district. In addition, he discusses the impact of downtown residential housing, the importance of historic preservation, and his faith in the revitalization of Cleveland.

Creator

Yates, Robin (interviewee)

Creator

Souther, Mark (interviewer)

Project

Project Team

Date

6-7-2006

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

56 minutes

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
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