Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Berea is located in the eastern part of the city. It includes Baltimore Cemetery to the north, and is bordered by Edison Highway on the east, E. Oliver Street on the south and N. Montford Ave on the west. Most of the homes have front and rear yards. Seems this interesting masonry on the front steps is common. It is a quiet residential neighborhood for the most part.

Baltimore Cemetery was voted Best Cemetery in 2003 by City Paper. It's not so much that there are great monuments or famous people laid to rest here, but more the dramatic entrance from North Avenue. If you are riding a bus on North Avenue and you look out the front window, you see the imposing gates which seem to open right up the the sky. Once inside, it is just a sea of graves. I remember riding that bus for a few years in the early 80's when I lived on that side of town and wondering if the cemetery was designed that way or was it just the way it turned out. It is the final resting place of actor Norman Chaney who played "Chubby" in the early episodes of the "Our Gang" series.

There is not much information about this residential neighborhood. There seems to be no neighborhood association. The homes are two story, brick row homes. There has been some investing/renovating efforts.

The average sale price for a home in Berea in 2006 was $74,659.

1 comment:

NJG said...

The beautiful tour continues...thanks. I'll have to go pay my respects to Chubby...he brought me joy as a small (and grown-up) child.