Discover Lorain Avenue | Historic & Notable Landmarks Tour, Cleveland, Ohio
Historic & Notable Landmarks Tour, Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio  
Lorain Avenue, Historic & Notable Landmarks Tour, Cleveland, Ohio    



Currently, a one-story building occupies the former site of the car barns which were constructed in 1892 and razed in 1959 to make way for a supermarket.

The original building was constructed by the Woodland Avenue and West Side Railway (later the Cleveland Railway Co.). The building first housed horse-drawn trolleys, then electrified trolleys, then buses before being razed. The trolley shed that fronted on Lorain Avenue had the capacity for 60 cars in a 680' x 202' brick structure. Adjoining it was a 50' x 300' brick office building and a 177' x 82' shop in the rear.

Closed to streetcars on August 23, 1930, the station was reopened by the Cleveland Transit System during World War II as a bus garage. The Lorain Avenue line ran east through downtown to Woodhill Road, but later shortened to loop and return to Public Square. The West 98th and Lorain Avenue Station was also a stop for the Cleveland & Southwestern interurban line that ran to Berea, Bucyrus, and Wooster.

 
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Lorain Station Historic District, Lorain Avenue, Cleveland Ohio
Lorain Station Historic District, Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

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