Event Title

Online Exhibit: Portage Periplus: Comprehending Change in a Singular Cleveland Place

Location

online

Event Website

http://bluestoneheights.org/bsh/portage-periplus/

Start Date

10-1-2013 12:00 PM

End Date

10-31-2013 1:00 AM

Cost to Attend

Free

Pre-registration required?

No

Event Type

Exhibit, Other

Description

In addressing new issues of land use, Clevelanders could know more about how nature and humans interact on this place. Portage Periplus is a means to contemplate the escarpment’s future by comprehending particular forces and events of change, natural and human.

Visit the online exhibit here.

Comments

The Portage Periplus Journal narrates historical voyages eastward on Euclid Avenue, from Cleveland to Wickliffe. The periplus stops comprise six escarpment ravine areas with significant nature and culture: Doan, Dugway, Nine Mile, Euclid, Bluestone, and Burk-Gully.

The journal builds upon important actual maps published in 1852 and 1912. The period character of each map helps organize stop histories as well as the dynamics of change between the datum years.

The antique maps represent the period landscape in two dimensions. Digital Elevation Models (which accurately represent current elevations and incorporate color shading) provide the third dimension. Each journal hybrid shows an antique map as a digitally translucent overlay on an opaque DEM underlay.

The DEM underlay makes the antiques come alive. The hybrids help show how Clevelanders have developed nature and how cartographers have tackled escarpment terrain at two very different times.

October 23: Journal unveiling at the Morgan Conservatory

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. More details here

October 26: Little Italy, Set in Stone walking tour

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

More details here

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Oct 1st, 12:00 PM Oct 31st, 1:00 AM

Online Exhibit: Portage Periplus: Comprehending Change in a Singular Cleveland Place

online

In addressing new issues of land use, Clevelanders could know more about how nature and humans interact on this place. Portage Periplus is a means to contemplate the escarpment’s future by comprehending particular forces and events of change, natural and human.

Visit the online exhibit here.

http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/octavofest/2013/all/14