2017 Fall Program



Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
The Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant
Robert M. Bonnett, P.E., Superintendent
Administration Building, Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant                                                                
14021 Lakeshore Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44110

The Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant is located on the east side of Cleveland on the shore of Lake Erie and provides sewage treatment for residents and businesses in the northeastern portion of the city and adjacent suburbs. The plant began operations in 1908 with major construction at the site occurring between 1935 and 1937.  The facility is constructed in Art Deco style and features four massive air blowers, manufactured by the Ladal Company of Trenton, that have been in operation for nearly eighty years. Almost 100 million gallons of wastewater are treated at the Easterly plant each day. Mr. Bonnett will discuss the treatment process and lead a tour of the facility.
The plant is located just east of Bratenahl and is easily accessible from nearby Interstate 90 or local streets. Enter through the main entrance gate on Lakeshore Boulevard, register with security, proceed to the right and park in front of the administration building. Reservations for this meeting are mandatory. Photo ID required for entrance (i.e., valid driver's license or state identification card). 
Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or e-mail saklann@netzero.net by Tuesday, October 31.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
The Great Lakes Exposition of 1936-1937
Steven Rugare, Associate Professor, KSU School of Architecture and Environmental Design
Pamela Eyerdam,  Manager of the Fine Arts and Special Collections, Cleveland Public Library
Special Collections Department, Main Branch, Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

A celebration of the industrial prowess of the eight states bordering the Great Lakes, the Exposition occupied a large tract of lakefront land to the north of Municipal Stadium and the Mall.  Comprised of five major structures as well as host of smaller buildings and exhibits, the architecture featured modern design and construction techniques as well as innovative lighting methods.  While the buildings erected for the Exposition were temporary, many permanent infrastructure improvements were made to and around the site including completion of The 1903 Group Plan formulated by Daniel Burnham.   Professor Rugare will discuss this important event in the history of Cleveland, and Ms. Eyerdam will display various artifacts and memorabilia from the Exposition.  
          The Main Branch of the Cleveland Public Library is located on the north side of Superior Avenue just east of Public Square.  Ample on-street and off-street parking is located nearby. 
Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or e-mail saklann@netzero.net by Monday, November 13.