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    John Bordsen - jbordsen@charlotteobserver.com
    10622 Kimberley Ave., on the east side of Cleveland: Superman was born here, most likely in the top-floor garret.
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    John Bordsen - jbordsen@charlotteobserver.com
    Hattie Gray is the keeper of the flame at the Cleveland home where Superman was created. The S.C. native and her husband, Jefferson Gray, bought the house in 1983 and were later informed of its Superman ties. During the day, if she’s home and not too busy, she invites visitors in, free of charge.
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    John Bordsen - jbordsen@charlotteobserver.com
    A Superman container works as a flower pot on the porch where Superman was created.
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    John Bordsen - jbordsen@charlotteobserver.com
    The garret on Kimberley Avenue is where Superman is thought to have been created in the 1930s by Jerry Siegel. The garret itself is a homespun catch-all of Superman books, comics, action figures and other memorabilia.
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    John Bordsen - jbordsen@charlotteobserver.com
    Mike Olszewski, president of the Siegel and Shuster Society, looks at Superman items in the Kimberley Avenue garret. With him is Fannie Gray (”Super Te-Te”), whose parents bought the home in 1983.
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    John Bordsen - jbordsen@charlotteobserver.com
    The city of Cleveland has commemorative street signage at intersections near the boyhood home of creator Jerry Siegel and the now-gone home of original Superman artist Joe Shuster. This one is near Siegel’s house.
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    John Bordsen - jbordsen@charlotteobserver.com
    The boyhood home of Superman artist Joe Shuster is gone, but the Siegel and Shuster Society maintains a fence at that site that displays placards from Superman’s Action Comics No. 1 debut.
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    John Bordsen - jbordsen@charlotteobserver.com
    Here’s the ornamental sign Cleveland installed at the corner near where Joe Shuster’s house used to be.
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    John Bordsen - jbordsen@charlotteobserver.com
    The tagline on Ohio’s Superman plate reads: “Truth, Justice and the American Way.” It works well with the phrase on all Ohio plates, inspired by two brothers from Dayton: “Birthplace of Aviation.”
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