Tremont History & Fun Facts
Tremont is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as are several churches, including St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral and Pilgrim Congregational Church.
Tremont has 26 different churches within one square mile, home to the largest concentration of historic churches in the country.
The neighborhood once was home to Cleveland University, which was open from 1851-1853. The street names today still reflect that time period as they are named Professor, College, University and Literary.
The movie “A Christmas Story” was filmed in a Tremont house on W. 11th Street, that has since been restored to mimic the Parker family’s home in the film. The museum is open for tours and overnight stays.
Lemko Hall was used to film the wedding reception in the 1978 film “The Deer Hunter” featuring Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, John Savage, John Cazale and George Dzundza.
The Chelsea Building is one of the oldest high-rise buildings constructed in Cleveland, erected in 1898. The building also had the first residential elevator installed in the city.