First Look: PNC Glenville Arts Campus set for dedication Wednesday (photos, video)

Sep. 29, 2017

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - Khrys Shefton, director of real estate development at Famicos Foundation, admits she welled up as she watched contractors installing drywall this summer in the former Medical Associates Building in Glenville.

"At certain times, in certain moments, everything kind of hits you at once," she said Tuesday in an interview.

The renovation of the medical building as an apartment building, scheduled for completion this weekend, is a milestone for Glenville.

Built in 1962, the building, at 1464 East 105th St., was designed in the modernist style by Robert P. Madison, Ohio's first black registered architect.

It was the city's first professional building for black doctors, and the first black-owned commercial building in Ohio, according to India Pierce Lee, senior vice president of the Cleveland Foundation.