Richard Van Petten works as an architect in Cleveland, Ohio, presently running his own architectural firm. In this 2006 interview, Van Petten, a contributor to the Euclid Corridor Transportation Project, describes the history of the project and discusses its implications for the city's future. He also shares his thoughts on the current uses of Cleveland's Public Square and lakefront and outlines possibilities for future improvements. At the end of the interview, Van Petten argues for the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings in the city. Other topics of discussion include Van Petten's own work on the renovation of Pilgrim Congregational Church, as well as some of the speaker's favorite buildings in Cleveland, including the Schwienfirth House, Van Petten's one-time residence.
Van Petten, Richard (interviewee)
James, Greg (interviewer)
American Institute of Architects
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"Richard Van Petten Interview, August 2 2006" (2006). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 951009.