At first glance, it is an oddity.A dream made reality by mad mathematics and architecture. A place where one time industrial revolution swept the nation. As the green of the forest grow to consume this brick and mortar, it stands defiant. It's shape like the number one makes one think it was the best back in time. A fleeting monument to Human impact upon the earth and how it will slowly erode away.
When the historic Fifth Church of Christ Scientist on the Lakewood-Cleveland border is torn down later this year, more than brick and mortar will be demolished. Along with the uniquely octagonal 1926 structure, the city will also lose a big part of its history. A look at some other big Cleveland lost landmarks.