About Distinctively Cleveland

Distinctively Cleveland is dedicated to helping people find the neighborhoods and food establishments that help make Cleveland special.

Rich Exner is responsible for the content on the site, including the photography unless otherwise noted. Rich, who has lived in the Cleveland area since 1985, enjoys exploring the city and its history.

Cleveland skyline photograph

The illustration of the Cleveland skyline was created from a photograph from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Reading Room.

Looking east from Public Square in 1916, several of today's buildings are already on the landscape. Those buildings include the Old Stone Church and the Society Corp. Building.

West Side Market 1945 photo

The 1945 photograph of the West Side Market on the homepage is from Cleveland State University's Cleveland Memory Project. It is part of the Memory Project's Cleveland Press Collection.