Findlay Market of Cincinnati: A History

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Located in Over-the-Rhine in the heart of Cincinnati, Findlay Market is Ohio’s oldest continually operating market. It opened in 1855 to serve a growing population and quickly became a central neighborhood hub for goods and services. Despite its success, the market experienced dwindling customers and storefront vacancies in the mid- to late twentieth century, reflective of the struggles and decline confronting many cities in those years. Over the last twenty years, market revitalization efforts have signaled ongoing reinvestment in the city center—a trend transforming many American cities. Gathering personal stories of the merchants of Findlay Market, historian Alyssa McClanahan shines a light on the past of this beloved Queen City institution to reveal its place in local and American urban history.
ISBN: 9781467148597
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: American Palate
Images: 118
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Alyssa McClanahan is an independent writer and scholar who loves cities. She received her PhD in history from the University of Cincinnati and worked as a historian and historic preservationist for many years in downtown Cincinnati. She currently lives in New York City.
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