Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Market Square was a meeting place for new immigrants and longtime neighborhood residents seeking both food and community. By 1901, the Pearl Street Market was inadequate to serve Cleveland’s rapidly growing population. Mayor Tom L. Johnson appointed a commission to acquire land and develop a plan for a new public market. The old market was torn down in 1915, three years after the completion of the West Side Market across the street. The park honors the district’s long history as a destination for food shoppers.
Erected 2012 by Ohio City Incorporated/West Side Market Centennial Fund and The Ohio Historical
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 41° 29.066′ N, 81° 42.229′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of West 25th Street (U.S. 42) and Lorain Avenue, on the right when traveling south on West 25th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1996 W 25th St, Cleveland OH 44113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John W. Heisman Birth Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Ignatius High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio City / Monroe Street Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to Monroe Street Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); LGBT Civil Rights Movement (approx. half a mile away); The Cleveland Skyline (approx. 0.6 miles away); Industrial River Valley (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.