Location

HEART of Little Italy, 2092 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland Ohio 44106

Event Website

http://bluestoneheights.org/bsh/portage-periplus/little-italy-set-in-stone/

Start Date

10-26-2013 4:00 PM

End Date

10-26-2013 5:30 PM

Cost to Attend

Free

Pre-registration required?

No

Event Type

Tour

Description

Bluestone Heights and HEART of Little Italy host, Little Italy, Set in Stone, a walking tour of the historic district. The walk, about a mile in length, covers Murray Hill and intersecting side streets. We explore a Little Italy that most tourists don't see.

The tour departs, rain or shine, from HEART of Little Italy, 2092 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland.

The walking tour expands on the unveiling of the Portage Periplus Journal (October 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm). For the unveiling, the journal's six narrative paper panels illuminate the periplus from Doan to Gully Brooks. For the viewer, the voyages of 1852 and 1912 play out simultaneously along the panels. In shifting between upper and lower registers, one takes in 60 years of landscape change. Surrounding graphics and text help identify the wilderness of early settler times and the fast pace of early twentieth century cultural development.

With the Portage Periplus Journal, Bluestone Heights and the Morgan Conservatory engage Clevelanders with the Portage Escarpment. Gateway to “the Heights,” the escarpment is a major natural feature and carries more than 200 years of Cleveland cultural history.

Bluestone Heights explores escarpment nature and culture with online mapping and onsite walking tours. We use the literary device of periplus, a narration of voyage along a shoreline. The Portage Periplus navigates the escarpment front to tell its deep history.

For Octavofest 2013, the Morgan Conservatory adds paper art to the project. On handmade Morgan papers, the Portage Periplus Journal relates conceptual voyages of cartographers Blackmore (1852) and Hopkins (1912) along Euclid Ave, from Doans Corners to Wickliffe.

Comments

The Portage Escarpment has two beds of high quality sandstone. At the base of the escarpment, on Doan Brook, Little Italy and stone working are closely linked. By the late 1870s, Italians worked in local quarries and used the products to fashion infrastructure, buildings, and monuments. Little Italy had more and retains more worked local stone than any other Cleveland neighborhood. We will walk the Murray Hill area to see beautiful examples and learn the deep history. The tour will be led by Roy Larick, Bluestone Heights and Bill Barrow, Cleveland Memory Project

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Oct 26th, 4:00 PM Oct 26th, 5:30 PM

Little Italy, Set in Stone. A walking tour

HEART of Little Italy, 2092 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland Ohio 44106

Bluestone Heights and HEART of Little Italy host, Little Italy, Set in Stone, a walking tour of the historic district. The walk, about a mile in length, covers Murray Hill and intersecting side streets. We explore a Little Italy that most tourists don't see.

The tour departs, rain or shine, from HEART of Little Italy, 2092 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland.

The walking tour expands on the unveiling of the Portage Periplus Journal (October 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm). For the unveiling, the journal's six narrative paper panels illuminate the periplus from Doan to Gully Brooks. For the viewer, the voyages of 1852 and 1912 play out simultaneously along the panels. In shifting between upper and lower registers, one takes in 60 years of landscape change. Surrounding graphics and text help identify the wilderness of early settler times and the fast pace of early twentieth century cultural development.

With the Portage Periplus Journal, Bluestone Heights and the Morgan Conservatory engage Clevelanders with the Portage Escarpment. Gateway to “the Heights,” the escarpment is a major natural feature and carries more than 200 years of Cleveland cultural history.

Bluestone Heights explores escarpment nature and culture with online mapping and onsite walking tours. We use the literary device of periplus, a narration of voyage along a shoreline. The Portage Periplus navigates the escarpment front to tell its deep history.

For Octavofest 2013, the Morgan Conservatory adds paper art to the project. On handmade Morgan papers, the Portage Periplus Journal relates conceptual voyages of cartographers Blackmore (1852) and Hopkins (1912) along Euclid Ave, from Doans Corners to Wickliffe.

http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/octavofest/2013/all/13