Neal Distad grew up in Beachwood, Ohio and has worked as an architect and preservationist in Cleveland since the 1980s. The focus of this 2006 interview is the historical development of Cleveland's Euclid Avenue and some of its most significant buildings. Distad also talks more broadly about Cleveland's development, discussing topics such as Public Square, the Mall, and the lake and river fronts. In commenting on plans for improving the city, Distad stresses the importance of attracting new residents to the city and urges an increase in regional cooperation between city and suburban leaders in the Greater Cleveland area.
Distad, Neal (interviewee)
Gibans, Nina (interviewer)
American Institute of Architects
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"Neal Distad Interview, October 18 2006" (2006). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 951018.