Presented in Partnership with CWRU Baker Nord Center for Humanities and Cleveland Water
The names Kingsbury Run and Walworth Run denote decayed Cleveland landscapes. In 1820, nevertheless, such areas were places of growth. Here, spring-fed streams gave clean water for drinking, brewing, refining and slaughtering. Yet as they also received noxious wastes from those activities, the runs became fouled. By 1900, all of Cleveland’s small waterways were buried as sewers and forgotten. Now, even as Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River are improved, the runs languish. The tour explores the city’s hidden waterways with an eye to history and restoration. We will consider the means to rebalance natural and human demands for our place.
Tour begins & ends at Cleveland History Center.
Parking is available in the Cleveland History Center Parking Lot located in back of the building off Magnolia Drive.
Tickets are $20 each and include admission to the Cleveland History Center before tour.
Tour Google Map available here
Tour will be give by Roy Larick of Bluestone Heights