Born in 1918, John Bonebrake grew up in Cleveland Heights. In this 2006 interview, Bonebrake goes into great detail describing his childhood memories of Euclid Avenue and Downtown Cleveland in the 1920s and 1930s, mentioning, among other things, the avenue's stores, theaters, and mansions. Bonebrake provides colorful anecdotes on the wide range of his experiences in the city. He also describes his work as an architect in Post-War Cleveland, discussing his time with the firms of Walker & Weeks and Byers Hays.
Bonebrake, John (interviewee)
Gibans, Nina (interviewer)
American Institute of Architects
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"John Bonebrake Interview, November 15 2006" (2006). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 951022.