William Collins, who grew up in Cleveland Heights, worked as an architect in Cleveland throughout most of the second half of the twentieth century. In this 2006 interview, Collins discusses his work on Euclid Avenue and shares his thoughts on other aspects of Cleveland's development. After describing his youth in Cleveland Heights, Collins briefly describes the various buildings he has worked on along Euclid Avenue, from Downtown to University Circle. He also offers his opinion on Cleveland's lakefront and the plans for its development. Collins talks about some of the challenges of making Cleveland a viable urban area, and discusses the impact of suburbanization and globalization.
Collins, William (interviewee)
Gibans, Nina (interviewer)
American Institute of Architects
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"William Collins Interview, September 22 2006" (2006). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 951013.