Stephanie is a Clevelander who was raised by her great grandmother Hattie Baskin and her great aunt Obealus Lanham in the house where she presently lives. They took care for her as a child and she took care of them in their old age. In 2003 Stephanie began to work on the garden, she cleaned out the old flowerbeds and planted perennials and annuals. Each year she collects seeds from her flowers to sow the next year. A seventy year old rose bush grows on the west side of the house. In 2010 Stephanie began work on a private memorial garden on the north side of the house dedicated to her great grandmother and great aunt. This has become a treasured retreat from the challenges of daily life.
Lee Harvard Miles
The Lee Harvard Miles neighborhood is in the southeastern section of Cleveland. Formerly the Village of Miles Heights which elected Ohio's first African-American mayor, Arthur R. Johnson in 1929. The area was not heavily developed until the 1940s and 1950s and as a result the architectural style of the homes is more contemporary than most of Cleveland’s neighborhoods. To learn more about Harvard/Lee/Miles visit the Harvard Community Services Center.
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