PHOTOS: 25 angels, fantastical beasts and stone-faced observers

They watch over you as you amble along Euclid, latte in hand, oblivious to their gentle aegis. Above and among you, winged beasts are forever poised to take flight, creatures silently howl and bearded men stare out with unwavering gazes.
While most of us nary notice the fantastical stone residents that dot our fair city, Fresh Water's managing photographer, Bob Perkoski, has captured a slew of them with his keen eye and delivers unto us sea horses in Lakewood, a gentle lad downtown and a judgmental patron saint in Slavic Village and many others.
The editorial staff invites readers to enjoy this unique round-up of neighbors that you've likely never met even though they've been around longer than the oldest Clevelander you know.

The City Club Building, East 9th and Euclid

Prospect Park Building, East 46th and Prospect

United Bank Bldg, West 25th and Lorain

Lee-Scottsdale Building, Lee Rd., Shaker Heights

St. Patrick Church, Bridge Ave., Ohio City

The Moreland Theater on Buckeye Rd.

Tremont Montessori School, West 10th

St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, West Blvd. and Lorain

Engineers Federal Credit Union Building, East 36th and Prospect

Segelin's Florist building, East 101st and Euclid - demolished

Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, East 65th, Slavic Village

East Prep Academy, East 41st and Superior

Euclid Avenue building

Old Olney Art Gallery, West 14th, Tremont

East 35th and Prospect

East 35th and Prospect

Communion of Saints Parish, Coventry, Cleveland Hts.

Cleveland Public Library, main branch downtown

Hilliard Theater, Lakewood

Hilliard Theater, Lakewood

The Caxton Building, Huron

Lake Shore Towers, Edgewater and Cove, Lakewood

The City Club Building, East 9th and Euclid

Heinen's rotunda, East 9th and Euclid

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