Ethnic Women of Cleveland

Eleanor Popek Oral History

Eleanor Popek interviewed by Jeanette E. Tuve February 18, 1986 as part of Ethnic Women of Cleveland

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Interior of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church
Interior of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church.

Eleanor (Grabowski) Popek grew up as a first generation American in Cleveland, Ohio. She speaks about growing up in the Corlett section which was in the Harvard and E. 141st area. She attended Our Lady of Czestochowa Church and speaks about the Polish customs that they followed and belonging to the Harcestwo (Polish Girl and Boy Scouts). Mrs. Popek and her husband Mitchell owned the Mountain Garden Tavern on E. 75th and Union and her son, Ronald Popek, was involved in local politics. She was involved in the American Polish Women's Group and the Orchard Lake group. She talks about her fundraising efforts for Polish organizations and politics.

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