remont, is located just south of downtown Cleveland, is one of the
city's oldest and most historic and trendy neighborhoods. The area is
centered around Lincoln Park, a large green area lined with historic
churches, trendy restaurants, and restored Victorian homes.
Once the site of short-lived Cleveland University (now Tremont Place
Lofts), the streets still reflect the past with names like "Literary,"
"Professor," and "University."
H I S T O R Y
The neighborhood that would become Tremont was first incorporated in
1836 as a part of prosperous Ohio City. It was later annexed by
Cleveland in 1867.
The construction of a bridge connecting Tremont and downtown in the
late 19th century brought an influx of new residents, mostly Eastern
European immigrants to the area. Their influence can be seen in the
varied churches around Lincoln Park and in the neighborhood's
Shopping and Galleries in Tremont:
Tremont abounds with art galleries and artists' studios, most of which
are located along Professor and Kenilworth Avenues.
Tremont is well known for its numerous and varied restaurants.
Tremont's heart is Lincoln Park, bounded by W. 11th St and Starkweather.
The park, named when President Lincoln brought the Union Troops to the
area during the Civil War, was originally park of the area's short-lived
Today, Lincoln Park is home to the neighborhood swimming pool, a
generous number of park benches, and a picturesque gazebo. It is also
the site of monthly free summer concerts, held the 2nd Friday of each
Tremont boasts the largest concentration of historic churches of any
neighborhood in America. Many of these edifices reflect the ethnic
culture of the area's late 19th and early 20th century immigrants.
Tremont hosts a number of events throughout the year. Particularly
worthwhile are the monthly art walks, held the 2nd Friday of each month.
Other highlights include the "Taste of Tremont" festival, held each July
and the Tremont Art and Cultural Festival, held each September. The
churches also host interesting events, such as the Church of the
Assumption's Greek Festival, held each Memorial Day weekend and St. John
Cantius' Polish Festival, held each Labor Day weekend.
Scenes from the 1970s classic film,The Deer Hunter, with Robert DeNiro
and Meryl Streep, were filmed at Tremont's Lemko Hall and St. Theodosius
Russian Orthodox Church.