Violet Frayne discusses the Hippie Era of Coventry Road. She shares that she and her husband moved into the neighborhood in 1966, and almost immediately she began working for Bill Jones selling dresses. She discusses many of the businesses there and how they came together to form the Coventry Merchants Association. They realized that they needed the help of the residents to be effective so they later created the Coventry Homeowners Association, which became Coventry Neighbors. Throughout the interview, she talks about the Hippie Culture of Coventry and how it lent a unique feel to the neighborhood that is still going strong.
Frayne, Violet (interviewee)
Rotman, Michael (interviewer)
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"Violet Frayne interview, 18 June 2011" (2011). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 911070.