Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Cleveland Lets Superman Down...Nice Goin'

Got this from Whiz Kid Dan Coulter today.

Superman was born in Cleveland, OH. Glenville to be exact. And the house where creator Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster came up with the Man of Steel is about to fall in on itself:
"It's actually a great old house -- painted bright red and blue (really) -- and owned by one of the kindest elderly couples in the world. But as the neighborhood sank, so did the house. When you walk inside, you feel like your foot might go through the floor. The roof is flawed. The paint is a mess. When you look up at the ceiling, you see the exposed rafters overhead. It's a mess. Worst of all, the city of Cleveland let it happen. As the owner told me, “They won’t even give us a plaque. Not even a plaque to say, ‘This is where Superman was created.’”
Doesn't surprise me, really. That area of Cleveland is in pretty bad shape overall and even if you DID save the house, there's no telling how long it would stay in good condition. Anyway, you can see how you can help to save it at this website.

Another great notch in the City of Cleveland's belt. Sigh.