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“Westside Market”

Westside Market - Original watercolor by Tim Myrick. For details and Purchase Info:

“Westside Market” original watercolor by Tim Myrick
Reduced Price: $1199.00 matted and framed. FREE shipping/ delivery within contiguous United States.
OR Buy both “Timeless Beauty” [Cleveland Terminal Tower] and “Westside Market” together for $2000.00 total.

FREE shipping/ delivery within contiguous United States

Both the West Side Market painting and its companion – the painting of Public Square and Terminal Tower – are symbolic of Tim’s love of Cleveland. He is a proud, loyal and vocal fan and advocate of the greater Cleveland area and its art and architecture. Tim born and raised in Quincy, Florida – in the Tallahassee area. He relocated to Cleveland in the late 70’s, to attend the Cleveland Institute of Art, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Tim is a story-teller in both art and prose. His goal is the marriage of visual art and prose to create an image that connects with the viewer and reader. He is currently working on a book – a collection of his art and writing.

His watercolors are primarily realistic – both landscapes and figurative. His has been described as a unique blend of talent and skill – employing masterful techniques in transparent watercolor and dry-brush, to create watercolors with unusual depth and detail. * See below for more info about the West Side Market.

Art size: 13″ w X 18″
Framed size: 20″ w X 24″

Price – incl sales tax Ohio residents only
FREE SHIPPING contiguous U.S.
Ohio residents 8% sales tax

NOTE: Most originals have been matted and framed in standard art exhibit materials. If custom matting and framing is desired after purchase, we are happy to accommodate your request and will provide a recommendation and price quote on request.

© copyright 2016. Tim Myrick / Myrick Creative, LLC. All rights reserved. Original watercolor by Tim Myrick

* A Brief History of the West Side Market

Since opening to shoppers on November 2, 1912, the West Side Market- Cleveland’s oldest continuously operating municipally owned market, has anchored the historic Ohio City neighborhood. Build to replace the Pearl Street Market, located on the opposite corner since 1840, it was one of three public markets in Cleveland that included the Broadway Market and the Central Market. All three served Cleveland’s growing immigrant population in the early 20th century. Only the West Side Market remains.

Championed by Mayor Tom L. Johnson and designed by renowned local architects W. Dominick Benes and Benjamin Hubbell, the grand 241′ x 124′ structure has 44-foot high Guastavino tile vaulted ceiling, and a clock tower, which stands 137′ tall. The tower was historically fashioned with a clock designed and manufactured by the Seth Thomas Clock Company. Construction commenced in 1908, the cornerstone was laid in 1910, and on October 31, 1912, Mayor Newton D. Baker hosted the Market’s dedication ceremony. The total construction cost was $734,890.72. Originally, there were 109 stands inside selling meats, dairy products, bread, groceries and ethnic specialty foods. Produce was sold from curb stands until the outdoor produce aisles were erected a few years later.

In 2008, the West Side Market was designated as one of “10 Great Public Places in America,” by the American Planning Association and continues to offer an authentic and culturally diverse shopping experience. The West Side Market celebrated its Centennial in 2012.

In honor of the Centennial year, historic images from the Market’s past have been installed above the vendor stands in the Market house. Images from these banners have been provided by the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State and The Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Posted by Myrick on June 20, 2016

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