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Burk Run/St Clair Terrace. A unique nature-culture weave in Euclid, Ohio. At the Euclid-Wickliffe line, Burk Run cuts north through the Painesville Moraine to cross Euclid Ave. The stream then flows north on the St. Clair Terrace.
In 1797, Joseph Burk opened an inn on the Euclid side of the run. Girdled Rd (1800) & the Bishop Mill (1809) attracted settlers. Inns opened in Wickliffe.
In 1881, the Nickel Plate Railroad set the stage for area vineyards and a brickyard. Wickliffe’s brick downtown grew quickly, as did Noble in Euclid.
Post WWII growth killed local industry & railroading. In 1961, I-90 buried Burk Run and sucked manufacturing and settlement from the area.
The Burk Run tour explores the stream's cut through the St Clair Terrace and asks, “Can we restore this stream?”