Speaking of Old Brooklyn...

A book presenting the oral histories of 40 people of Old Brooklyn — seniors in their late seventies and older and current or former business owners. Contact us if you would like to be interviewed for a second publication!

312 pages, ring-bound. Cleveland, Kehoe Brothers Printing, Inc., c2011.   [ -Download flyer- ]

How to purchase

Call 216-749-7416 to purchase your copy. Speaking of Old Brooklyn... is also available at Ameriflag, 3307 Broadview (near Pearl).

One Copy $25 – Two Copies $45

Read about

Mollie Alstott, Joe Cannon, Tom Emery, Louise Evans, Olga Gaydos, Harriet Hanks, June Hartzell, Jane Hinckley, June Karlock, Carol Lade, Sophia Loizos, Clarke Martin, LaVerne and Paul Maximuk, Shirley Ohns, Ralph Palsha, Irene Pavlyshyn, Ardyce Steck, Lillian Szafranski, Kenneth Wagner, + Sharon Workman.

Read about owners of

Trading Post Trains, Busch Funeral Home, Ingham Greenhouses, Glenn Cook & Sons Greenhouse, Cook Bonding & Mfg., Sausage Shoppe, Kehoe Bros. Printing, Glenn Restaurant, Old Brooklyn Greenhouse, Michael’s Bakery, Russ Ponstingle & Co., Jim Ptacek, Richardsons’ Farm Market, Shuba & Associates Photography, Christensen Greenhouse, Sysack Signs, Wischmeier-Buesch Funeral Home, Ameriflag Inc., South Hills Hardware, + Speed Exterminating.

Senior to Senior project

It all started with the idea of collecting the stories before they are lost to us forever. Recording oral histories as part of the preservation of our rich Old Brooklyn heritage was made possible by a grant from Neighborhood Connections. You can learn about the oral history project that resulted in Speaking of Old Brooklyn... at Old Brooklyn Connected: "Senior to Senior - Preserving Our community History."