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Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years and Still Cooking Hardcover – October 15, 2012
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Cleveland's West Side Market opened for business in 1912, is one of the oldest city-owned retail markets in the USA (there are not that many left either) and is said to be a nationally-significant architectural treasure. This book is a complete history of the market to date and also looks at many of the diverse vendors who have helped make this market a rather special place.
This is a richly-illustrated book with a lot of great looking photographs both "old" and "new" that accompany an engaging, interesting text. It is clear that an "outsider" might not get as much out of the text than someone who has grown up with the market close by, but the market does not feel that much of a stranger when reading through the text either. Throughout the book are a number of "memories" of both stall-holders and Cleveland shoppers alike which helps place additional "meat" on the bones, so to speak.
It was particularly interesting to follow the building of the market and to see how things were not necessarily clear-cut and trouble-free. Often such retrospectives tend to gloss over past problems and focus on just the positives so this was a welcome change.Read more ›
Are beautiful . As a child my parents would take us there. Plus my father worked there
For 30 years and is featured in this book.
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This is a fine book on a very iconic Cleveland edifice. I feel so connected to this book, since I am a former Clevelander, and my family has been so involved with the West Side... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joanne M. DeFiore
We're so lucky to have the West Side Market here in Cleveland. I've read the other reviews here, and the book. Nice thing about this life are opinions ...everyone's got one. Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by Amazon Top Review
The book is a gift to a West Side Market fan, and I think he'll love it. I'm reading it myself !Published on September 7, 2013 by Lorraine Wake
Given as a gift. The received said they enjoyed it. Glad I purchased it for this Cleveland love. Good investment.Published on August 30, 2013 by MTF
The book is OK; I am very glad I purchased it at a discount on Amazon and not at full price at a local bookstore with author signing. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Scooter_Girl
I grew up at the market and have great memories there. Live 4000 miles from there now. Will visit soon.Published on January 19, 2013 by Anna