More history given about Taylor Spring
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To The Editor:

This is just a little added information about the Taylor Spring and that property. My grandfather, W.C. Gannaway, esq., and my father, Jewel F. Gannaway, brought that property and built the store that housed Gannaway & Son Hardware and a bakery. Later, that part of the store was occupied by Superior Cleaners.

Before building, they put the culvert around the spring and ran a pipe from it to carry off the water. They also put coiled copper tubing that carried city water through it into the spring to a bubbler upstairs in the store. The basement was dry at that time. They stored tools, lumber, etc. down there.

Originally, this spring supplied the water for the whole city of Cleveland. It was a very deep spring with much water flowing from it.

When my father died in 1972, my brother came down from Massachusetts and ran the store for two years. He closed it and sold the part of it that is Superior Cleaners to them. He sold the other part to Jim Webb. Jim remodeled that part for his law office. This is the part of the store that Jim donated to the city of Cleveland.

— Maxine Gannaway Hyde

Cleveland