Tremont originally known as ?University Heights? and ?Lincoln Heights? respectively was renamed Tremont after Tremont Elementary School, which started holding, classed in 1910.
In 1836, Tremont was integrated into Ohio City, eventually becoming annexed in 1867 by Cleveland. Tremont is located in the heart of Lincoln Park a sizeable green neighborhood with rows of historic churches, stylish places to dine, and renovated Victorian houses. Lincoln Park was so named during the Civil War when President Lincoln came into the area with Union troops. The park has a great swimming pool, several strategically located park benches and a charming marquee. Summer concerts are free to the public the 2nd Friday of every month.
During the late 19th century, a bridge was erected between downtown Cleveland and Tremont resulting in a huge flood of new inhabitants into the area, most of which were Eastern European immigrants. Their diverse backgrounds are seen in the many different churches found around Lincoln Park.
While strolling along Pressor and Kenilworth Avenues there are several outstanding art galleries and artists? studios to browse through for exquisite pieces of art. A must to see while visiting Tremont are the historic churches with the largest assortment found in any American neighborhood. Be sure to include The Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption (built in 1912) and The Saint Augustine?s Catholic Church (opened its doors in 1870) with a Victorian design, both of these churches are located on West 14th Street. Saint John Cantius (constructed in 1925) and located in the center of the Catholic Polish people. Zion United Church of Christ with its 175-foot steeple was (constructed in 1885). The Theodosius Russian Orthodox Church (built in 1911) with its distinguishing onion-shaped domes was featured in the 1970?s movie The Deer Hunter starring Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep, the movie was captured on film at Lemko Hall in Tremont. This breathtaking church is unmistakeable and worth seeing during your visit to Tremont. Tremont also offers a large number of unique restaurants to experience during your visit to Tremont.
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