The Tremont Neighborhood


Located on a high bluff overlooking the Cuyahoga River, with spectacular views of Cleveland and just five minutes from downtown, is the neighborhood we call Tremont. Formerly known as “the Southside,” this historic neighborhood has been home to Civil War encampments, Cleveland’s first university and public art gallery, a “millionaire’s row” of 19th century mansions and streets of humble workers’ cottages, numerous historic churches including Pilgrim Congregational UCC (founded in 1859), St. Augustine (1893), St. John Cantius (1898), St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral (1912) and ethnic social halls, and today hosts a widely diverse mix of downtown urbanites, working folks, artists and families.

“small town in a big city,” … upscale boutiques, galleries, cafés, bars and some of Cleveland’s finest chef-owned and operated restaurants can be found along Professor Street and tucked away throughout the neighborhood. Central to Tremont and providing a welcome community gathering place, is Lincoln Park, with its turn-of-the-century style gazebo hearkening a bygone era. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Tremont is one of the oldest parts of Cleveland.

Arts Renaissance Tremont
and Pilgrim Food Pantry


With the 2016-17 Season, Arts Renaissance Tremont is asking for non-perishable food items and other daily necessities to be donated at concerts to help stock the Pilgrim food pantry. This food pantry serves hundreds of neighborhood families and ART would like to do its part to help.

Anyone who would like information about the Pilgrim food pantry, or to volunteer, is welcome to contact Dick Berlo, food pantry Mgr., by calling the Church office: (216) 861.7388.

The following items would be very helpful:

  • canned food items such as fruit, meat, stews and chili
  • nonfood items such as bar soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, toilet paper, diapers and feminine products
  • reusable grocery bags
  • gently used books for the new lending library

Thank you for your participation!