west side market
The West Side Market has been a Cleveland centerpiece for more than 100 years. Ohio City's first mayor, Josiah Barber, and his brother-in-law Richard Lord gifted a small parcel of land to the city for a permanent public market in 1840, before it was annexed as a part of Cleveland in 1854. In 1912, Hubbell and Benes — architects of iconic works such as Lake View Cemetery's Wade Memorial Chapel and the original 1916 building of the Cleveland Museum of Art — opened the doors on the market we know and love today across the street from that original location. With a 137-foot brick clock tower and 100 stalls, generations of butchers, breadsmiths and fishmongers have built their lives around food. Louis E. Weber, pictured, worked nearly 55 years as a butcher before he died in 2008. Four years after Weber's death, the market celebrated its 100th anniversary. Today, you'll find Theresa's Bakery in Weber's former spot selling cannolis and more than 30 different kinds of bread.