Findlay Market / General James Findlay

Findlay Market / General James Findlay (HM2HK3)

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N 39° 6.919', W 84° 31.101'

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                   /                 (1770-1835)

Findlay Market. Ohio's oldest surviving municipal market house, Findlay Market
was designed under the direction of City Civil Engineer Alfred
West Gilbert (1816-1900). It was listed,on the National Register
of Historic Places in 1972.
The structure was among the first
market houses in the United States to use iron frame construction
technology.
Originally an open pavilion,
much of the market was erected in 1852,
but disputes with contractors delayed its
opening until 1855.
The center masonry tower was built in 1902. Soon after
public health concerns prompted enclosure of the
market stalls and the addition of plumbing and refrigeration. Until then
vendors found cool storage in deep cellars beneath nearby breweries.
The tower bell was brought from Cincinnati's
Pearl Street Market in 1934.
Findlay Market was renovated in
1973-74 and again in 2002-03.

General James Findlay. James Findlay, early settler, civic leader, entrepreneur, and namesake of Findlay, Ohio, opened a log store near the Ohio River in 1793 and prospered despite Native American attacks. He helped establish a public library in 1802, was Mayor of Cincinnati in 1805 and 1810, commanded a regiment during the War of 1812, became a Major General in the Ohio Militia, and was elected to the U.S. Congress. With profits from his successful



mercantile business, Findlay purchase considerable acreage in the forested Northern Liberties, an area known as Findlay's Woods. In 1833 he recorded a town plat showing Findlay, Green, Race and Elm streets as they are today and designating an open area for a market. The Findlay estate later donated the market space to the city for establishment of a municipal market named for and maintained as a memorial to General Findlay.
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HM NumberHM2HK3
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Corporation for Findlay Market and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 714555 N 4332505
Decimal Degrees39.11531667, -84.51835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.919', W 84° 31.101'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 55.14" N, 84° 31' 6.0599999999999" W
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