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Cleveland Warehouse District, Ohio

Cleveland 's post-Civil War commercial and industrial growth was spurred by many factors including traffic on the Ohio & Erie Canal, steamship commerce on Lake Erie, and serving as the crossroads of rail lines from New York to St. Louis and Baltimore to Chicago. The 70 buildings in the nearly 55-acre warehouse district housed everything from hardware distributors to marine suppliers to garment manufacturers. The area has been revitalized through private and public sector initiatives including the Federal Historic Preservation Investment Tax Incentives program. The Cleveland Warehouse District was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on September 30, 1982.

image of revitalized Cleveland, photograph by Richard Layman










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