Friday, January 8, 2016

Elyria Ave. and E. 28th St., Lorain, OH

L. Shure, 2016
Every now and then I need to post a drawing from my hometown, Lorain, Ohio.  This is an old diner that must have been established back when Czechs and Slovaks were streaming into the area to work at the nearby steel plant and ship yards.

Because Lorain was such an industrial powerhouse it drew workers from around the world, but especially eastern Europe.  I still remember occasionally visiting the Polish American Club for their Friday Fish Fry.

With the closing of the mills and ship yards most of the businesses that catered to these folks are long gone. But this remnant always catches my eye, with it's hopeful 1930s storefront looking a little more dilapidated each year.