A Reinvention: The Gordon Square Arts District of Detroit Shoreway & The Wonders of Cleveland

Welcome to our neighborhood.

We came from Miami Florida to be near the Cleveland Clinic. My partners family comes from Cincinnati Ohio. They are here since 1820. His uncle and aunt, Frank and Carol Milgrim, had the famous womens clothing store Milgrims, first in downtown Cleveland in the 40’s and 50’s, then to Severence and closed in 1990 at the Pavilion Shopping Center in Beachwood. In 1933, Andrew’s great aunt Sally Milgrim designed Eleanor Roosevelt’s gown for the inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The gown remains in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. A friend of Florenz Zeigfeld, she designed dresses for entertainers such as Ethel Merman, Pearl Bailey and Mary Pickford.

We now live in a wonderful old victorian right down the street from the Happy Dog. My partner and I are together for 32 years. Its a great palce for every age.The arts are all around us. Life is everywhere in the city of Cleveland and the Gordon Square Arts District of Detroit Shoreway is just one of the great wonders. It’s one of the truely great cities. Come on and come visit.

The black and white photographs are by the great Margaret Bourke White from her time in Cleveland.

Peace, Bruce Baumwoll
Song “Something’s Got a Hold of Me” sung by Christina Aguilera from the motion picture soundtrack Burlesque