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In the 70s we knew this as the residence of Harry Tick. This was a time when very few people actually lived in the flats. I guess Harry was a bit of an eccentric, for the longest time there was at least one nude manikin in the window. The architecture is decidedly odd as well.

This is on Washington Avenue heading down to Center Street in the Flats. When I conducted impromptu tours of the flats, Tick's Place was a must. I wonder where that 1865 date stone came from.

If anyone knows more about this place, or Harry Tick, I'd love to hear it, or be corrected if I made any mistakes.

UPDATE: Flickr contact Flint-Hill provided a link to the following article. I decided to type it up here.

From: The Tuscaloosa News.
Wednesday, August 16, 1978.


House built of junk.
Cleveland (AP) – C. Harry Tick is trying to prove that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Tick is building a new home and to beat inflated construction costs, he’s using discarded junk for the six-room, two-story structure. Tick, 53, a former part-tiem salvage collector, says he “decided to make usable junk usable in a usable building.”

The walls are made of bricks salvaged from old buildings. Part of the roof is the top of a scrapped Greyhound bus. The front door is from a now-demolished tavern. With gables from an old church and arches found in scrap yards, the building is taking on the look of a castle.

Now a truck driver, Tick works on the house in his spare time. He estimates it will take four more years to complete it. He says the new home will cost about $10,000.

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In the 70s we knew this as the residence of Harry Tick. I guess Harry was a bit of an eccentric, for the longest time there was at least one nude manikin in the window. The architecture is decidedly odd as well.

This is on Washington Avenue heading down to Center Street in the Flats. When I conducted impromptu tours of the flats, Tick's Place was a must. I wonder where that date stone came from

Tags:   Cleveland Ohio Cuyahoga River Flats Washington Avenue Harry Tick architecture dr.Ozda

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I've long been intrigued by our trash stream. I remember as a child looking forward to the suburban garbage truck making it's way up the street, and was especially mesmerized by the packing mechanism in the back of the trucks and the associated music. It looks like they have hardly changed after all these years.

And then there were those we referred to as "garbage pickers" who would slowly cruise the streets on garbage days, in search of treasures. Including occasionally my dad and myself. My father was always on the lookout for copper and aluminum and lumber. Occasionally we would drive over to the scrap yards on the East side, where dad would get a few dollars for the metals. Our society has become more and more throwaway, and it seems few consider the actual costs of such waste.

This is at West 25th St. and Washington Avenue, my favorite entry point to the Flats of Cleveland.

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Lake Avenue and W. 87th Street, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Lake Avenue, Cleveland, Oh.

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