Yesterday, I was driving east on Chester Ave toward University Circle. When I do this, I often look for the house at 1911 East 89th St., just off Chester, where my Grandma Grace lived from 1943 until her death in 1948.
I posted about visiting this house in 2014: http://www.collectingancestors.com/2014/02/04/remembering-a-visit-to-grandma-graces-house-in-cleveland-her-button-collection/
In 2016 I posted again about Grandma Grace and her move to this house with her third husband, Don Stafford:
This time, there was no house; just a nicely graded and empty lot. It was a shock, to say the least!
The house is gone!!!
What the house looked like when I took this photo in about 2001.
What probably happened was that the Cleveland Clinic bought the house and had it razed. The Clinic complex begins a few hundred feet to the east and south of this now vacant lot. For some reason, I missed all this happening last summer and fall when I went by here on my way to Western Reserve Historical Society.
Hate to see those historic buildings demolished