6191 Quarry Ln.
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: (216) 328-7777
Fax: (216) 524-0403
Although the congregation can trace its history back to 1837, Independence Presbyterian Church was constructed in 1853. After its dedication in October 1854, the church served the community until 1905, when it was shut down, reopening in 1925. The original structure, which is now an annexed chapel, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
If you have the desire to explore the beautiful world of flora and fauna, the best way to do it would be to head to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The zoo consists of more than 3000 animals and 600 species. Many events take place here which are educational and entertaining. You can also organize a private event here. The admission fees differ seasonally. Check the website or call ahead for further details regarding rates, credit card usage and future events.
The house built for the filming of A Christmas Story is now open for people to visit and explore. Check out the leg lamp that has become so popular since the movie made its debut. A museum and a gift shop are located across the street. The gift shop has jewelry, mugs, souvenirs, leg lamps, t-shirts, and even Lifebuoy soap. The merchandise that you buy here can be delivered to your home as well.
Enjoy watching horses race against each other? If so head straight to Thistledown in Cleveland. Various derbys are held here on a regular basis, from the Ohio Derby to Belmont Day and more. This spectacular race track has some excellent facilities such as a gifts shop where one can purchase souvenirs and trinkets. The Silk restaurant is a good stop-over for refreshments and to enjoy a delicious meal. Put your money on a horse and hope he brings you some luck. Definitely a place for luck-spinners and for those looking for an adventurous time! Opens everyday at 11:30a.
The beautiful St. Mary's Chapel is located within the St. Ignatius High School at Cleveland, Ohio. While the high school itself is extremely famous in the city and has various academic options and sports facilities, the St. Mary's Chapel stands out for its beautiful architecture and serene ambience. Various school choirs and functions are held at the Chapel, such as the Masses, Liturgy and Sacraments.
Need some fresh veggies to cook up some food for your family on a special day? Then head to the popular West Side Market which stocks the best of vegetables. The market not only offers fresh vegetable produce but also fresh seafood, numerous bakeries, cafes, and fresh meat stalls. West Side is your one stop shop for all your food necessities. Shops include Crepes de Luxe, The Cheese Shop and Maria's Fresh Produce to name a few. Even though some outlets here accept credit cards, it would be better to bring cash to avoid disappointment.
Great Lakes Brewing Co. is a brewery, pub and contains a gift shop too. The brewery, housed in a Victorian-style building, serves up some delicious sandwiches, burgers, salads, appetizers and more. The calamari is a local favorite. If you are not sure of the best beer that could be paired with your choice of appetizer then go for the recommended ones listed on the menu. The hours of the gift shop, bar and restaurant at this establishment are different. Check the website or call ahead for further information about tours of the brewery.
The Saint Ignatius High School is a magnificent school building established in 1888. Built with the Gothic style of architecture, it is functional till date. The splendid design of the building is mesmerizing & eye catching. Its beautiful past and ancient architecture had landed it in the National Register of Historic Places.
Karamu House is one of the oldest African-American theaters in the whole of the United States. It is located on the east of Cleveland and offers a rich foundation for a lifelong love for theater and performing arts. Professional tutors are appointed to impart knowledge and the basics of art, dance, music and cultural art forms. The fees are on a steeper side but it proves its worth going by the array of activities on offer. With a history that spans across more than a century, the Karamu House plays a significant part in preserving and depicting the Afro-American culture and its values.
Progressive Field (formerly known as Jacobs Field) is a fantastic facility created explicitly for baseball. It has become one of the well known landmarks of the city. With 122 suites and a seating capacity of 43,545, it is a great home for all of Clevelend's baseball heroes. Progressive Field is a very unique venue for holding events such as a meeting or a large-scale celebration. Gourmet catering is also offered and the meeting rooms are very well-equipped, as are the banquet facilities.
Formerly, the Cleveland Home for Aged Colored People, the Fresh Start Halfway House is established to help people who are trying to recover from drug abuse. It is housed in a historical building that dates back to the 1900s era.
Designed as a historic building, it was later on refurbished for residential purposes. The Central YMCA was designed by the Cleveland architectural firm Hubbell & Benes in 1911. With the passage of time, the building's location was used by the Cleveland YMCA School of Technology, which ultimately became Cleveland State University in 1964. The YMCA was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, and the building was purchased by Cleveland State University in September 2009. After renovation, the building emerged as the Heritage Suites student apartments. Ever since its inception, the YMCA has offered a wide range of quality programs on fitness, education, civic services, and community health and well-being.