Ohio City is one of the oldest areas of Cleveland and from my perspective, the epicenter of fun.  Home to the West Side Market, great restaurants, microbreweries, a nano brewery and not so far way from Velvet Tango Room, Lucky’s Cafe, Lilly Chocolates and more, this pocket of communities is really a great introduction to what the city has to offer.

There is plenty of history to look at.  The West Side Market has been in the same location for 100 years (as of October 2012), there are plenty of Victorian era buildings in the area.  At your feet, there are 100’s of thousands of block pavers – most are from nearby.  I found streets by the market paved with Bessemer (Youngstown, O) Block street pavers in all directions.

Little did I know I had just scratched the surface.  Walking around Ohio City on a rainy day, I discovered that the residents of the area have an affinity for preserving the history of the area with bricks and blocks that collectors would drool over.

These are a sample of the Ohio City Blocks I found around Jay and W. 28th while walking back to my car.